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Thursday, April 03, 2008


starry night
hugging each other
against the cold
("Editor's Choice," Sketchbook, March 2008)


Blogger Tikkis said...

(I've joined Facebook, and folks are hugging there, me!)

Two enemies
hugging each other --
a Warm Season

11:15 AM  
Blogger polona said...

powerful... makes me wonder who the persons hugging each other are...
i know which i would prefer :)

11:22 AM  
Blogger Ričardas said...

A hug is good, and it is even better on a cold starry night. Well captured, Bill.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Masago said...


6:30 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

tikkis, polona, ri?ardas, and vaughn, here's a hug.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I see the stars hugging with fiery arms.

6:21 AM  
Blogger floots said...

sounds good to me :)
cheers bill

10:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I like your reading, Pat. An earlier draft could be read as the stars doing the hugging, but I found that too overt. I softened it to the present form, in the hope that some readers might make the imaginative leap. Thanks.

And thnak you, floots.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

How wonderful a cool night can be when the "right" two arms are holding you. I am dreaming that one day the arms I dream of will find me. Thank you Bill, very nice.


7:57 PM  
Blogger melanie alberts said...

I observed this yesterday at recess. The girls were hugging against the cold, the boys' footballs were just thrown farther to each other!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

thanks, T and Melanie. Traditionally "each other" implies two, but colloquially it can suggest a larger group, so you can read this as you like it.

Just to round off the thought, traditionally "one another" implies three or more. But, as I say, this distinction is rarely made in conversation.

10:20 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

"tikkis, polona, ri?ardas, and vaughn, here's a hug."


...i`m too late...

but i like this haiku too!

4:07 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one bill

12:57 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

And here's one just for you, Angelika.

Thank you, John.

7:26 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Lots of room to think in this one. To fill gaps and make your own story to fit. I like that in writing.

3:32 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, jem. That's the kind of effect I was going for.

1:29 PM  
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6:20 AM  

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