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Friday, October 10, 2008

today's news

foreclosed
a lawnmower hums
in the distance

11 Comments:

Blogger Masago said...

Yes, sadly.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Then, the hum fades away.
_m

6:04 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Waking from the American dream? Thanks, Vaughn and magyar.

8:44 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

so true bill welcome back
john

1:16 AM  
Blogger Art and Poetry said...

Good one! it may get even sadder.

3:54 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Here is one of my preliminaries:

Missing greenbacks --
gone
with the autumn wind

(I'm still not satisfied?)

Anyway; there is a proper kigo-word: autumn!-)

8:30 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John, Nick, and tikkis.

Off the top of my head, tikkis:

empty wallet
the falling leaves
one by one

9:14 AM  
Blogger Juhani Tikkanen said...

Bill: I translated your text and haiku from your comment:


http://juhanitikkanen.blogspot.com/2008/10/wall-street-blues-2008.html


OK?

2:03 AM  
Blogger jem said...

Had to double check the meaning of 'foreclosed' - not often used in the U.K. Now I understand it, you paint a moving picture. Welcome back!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the comment and the welcome, jem. "Two nations divided by a single language."

8:06 AM  
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