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Saturday, April 12, 2008


my pocket
weighed down by small change
starry night
(Editor's Choice, Sketchbook, March 2008)


Blogger Keith Woodruff said...

Bill, do you know if there is a decent collection of Ransetsu's haiku out there anywhere? I have Googled around and come up empty.

1:50 PM  
Blogger melanie alberts said...

Such a nice detail...makes a great combo with the universe!

Keith, "Lotus Moon: The Poetry of Rengetsu" (2005, White Pine Press) is a nice collection.

3:24 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

enjoyed this bill - welcome back

3:34 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Good to see you posting again!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Masago said...


8:33 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I don't know of any, Keith. I know him only through anthologies.

Thanks, Melanie. Keith is looking for Ransetsu, a contemporary of Basho.

Thanks, John, Gautami, and Vaughn. I spent a few days in what we call the mountains around here. As I explained to a friend from western Canada, it's a matter of looking at a molehill through a magnifying glass.

8:47 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

interesting! :)

9:15 PM  
Blogger polona said...

interesting juxtaposition... and it works! :)

4:44 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

A story about Spaniard Soldiers after they stole Aztecs' gold, filled their pockets with that gold, two of them sank into a channel full of water, they drowned. The other one shouted: "It's nice to die as a rich man!"

5:30 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

i like your haiku, Bill!

i like your story too, Tikkis!

i won`t be much online in the next time -- i will miss you all!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

andrew, polona, tikkis, and angelika,thank you. Good story, tikkis. Angelika, we'l look forward to your return; all the best in the meantime.

10:59 AM  
Blogger melanie alberts said...

Whoops! I totally misread the name...they're so close! I probably needed a second cup of tea.

3:55 AM  
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6:20 AM  

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