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Monday, May 05, 2008


desert lightning
the thunder
we don't hear
(Published in World Haiku Review)


Blogger Magyar said...

Shush! We still listen!

7:46 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one bill

1:01 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

oh i like that, it reminds me of the lightning storms we sometimes got in Malawi

2:33 AM  
Blogger polona said...

rich with meaning...
enjoyed as always

9:49 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

i whisper:

i echo Magyar`s comment...

(for "Shush!" we say: Pst!)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

magyar, I love that comment. Thanks.

And thanks John, Juliet,Polona, and Angelika.

This is an image from last summer's visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We're going back this summer. Perhaps we'll hear the thunder.

8:26 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Good one. I feel a sense of tension, followed by release. It reminds me of being a child and my father telling me to count the seconds between the lightning and the thunder. And then as an adult, those times when you hold your breath for the shock that sometimes doesn't come.

3:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for that thoughtful reading, Jem. Sometimes you experience the thunder you don't hear as vividly as though you've heard it.

7:18 AM  
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6:18 AM  

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