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Sunday, October 19, 2008

call

a phone call
from the friend who lives alone
autumn evening
[Shiki Kukai]

20 Comments:

Blogger Art and Poetry said...

Sounds good! we should all do this on an autumn evening.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous kouji haiku said...

sounds like a fascinating backstory...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

yes i also think there's an interesting story in that... it feels melancholy to me...

10:16 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Nick, kouji, and Juliet, thanks. I hoped this would suggest a story, but I leave the telling to the reader.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

suggest away... good one

7:05 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Vaughn.

7:28 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this is beautiful - it says so much

8:35 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

yes good one bill
john

12:51 AM  
Anonymous kouji haiku said...

ah. indeed. it's quite suggestive. :)

2:44 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I like the way this is written from the perspective of the receiver of the call, not the maker. Its far stronger for that.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Andrew, John, Kouji. And, jem, thanks for that perceptive observation.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

You speak for me?

9:11 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the visit and comment, Gautami.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

autumn evening
deep in thought
the phone's ring tone




much love
gillena

2:34 AM  
Blogger polona said...

i see echoes of old masters in this one... love it

10:28 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

gillena, thanks for the visit and the ku.

polona, I think I may have been hearing some of the same echoes when I wrote it.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

a long, dark evening --
forgot to recharge
batteries

12:09 PM  
Anonymous YogaforCynics said...

Mmmmm...melancholy in the prettiest of ways....

10:40 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, tikkis and Dr. Jay.

9:24 AM  
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