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Friday, October 31, 2008

November 1

All Saints
dusting the Buddha
after Mass


Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I like the dusting part!

Kill Word Verification

10:17 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Bill, if I remember, you bought a Buddha from Paris ?-)

12:31 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

well done!

we have so many questions, we look for answers and we find answers here and there ... (when we`ve an open mind, an open heart) -- and Buddha smiles

2:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice one

much love

6:27 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the comments, gautami, tikkis, Angelika, and gillena. Tikkis, I think you're remebering a senryu that went something like

a sign that says
souvenirs de Paris—
laughing Buddha

but I just saw that Buddha; I didn't buy it. I do have several Buddhas in my apartment and, since yesterday, one in my garden.

9:12 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very nice, Bill :)

10:32 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one Bill

1:50 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, john and andrew.

7:59 AM  
Blogger polona said...

one has to make sure...

2:11 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the comment, polona.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

what are you trying to say Bill??

i think i'm with Polona...
not sure about that too, though ;-)


11:14 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

All Saints, November 1, is a holy day in the Roman Catholic Church. While honoring the saints canonized by the Church (going to Mass) I broaden the definition of saint to include the holy men and women of other traditions, notably the Buddha. I place this in a context of homely domesticity: a statue to be dusted. Does that clear it up, devika? I can, of course, only speak of my intention. Meaning is between the poem and the reader.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Devika said...


November 1 is also Kerala day...Kerala is the indian state i belong to. the state had its borders set on November 1, 1956.

that made me wonder a bit, Bill..

else, the reading part - i think i'm not bad :-)

thank you,

1:05 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Bill, you have so many good haiku here! May I comment with a short ku:

The garden Buddha;
a passing wind
dusting him

10:21 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Another nice image, tikkis, and thanks for the comment.

5:57 PM  
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6:08 AM  

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