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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I wrote this a few seconds ago and posted it at Andrew's blog in response to one of his.

winter fly
too slow
to kill


Blogger John McDonald said...

well expressed Bill

12:59 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Hi Bill,

i am a bit confused, not very seriously though.

i didn't understand if it's a kind of fly or if its the flight of time in winter, which is slow in killing..

i'm too much caught with time these days..was never before..a recent physics class reintroduced me to concept of time, in general relativity...:-))

if its a kind of fly, has it the power to kill anyone?? i dont think so-- really, I can't beleive.


3:13 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

winter fly
let it be
death is inevitable

5:30 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

devika, gautami's coment, just below yours, catches the spirit I intended. GThanks to both, and to John.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Hi Bill!

Death is anyway inevitable...who can say for sure who would go first! :-)

all other tragedies are only secondary....as Borut said. the only constant is death..and i was looking for it walking the streets of Delhi in September. i have a poem to on that...at CKW.

Gautami, i remember commented about the 'inevitability' of life going on perhaps and i had to remind her that death was inevitable. a thought shared. If you wish to read..because your visit once helped me in many way, Bill


7:07 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

a winter fly is already near to its death so ...

you found the right poetic words, Bill

I`m quite sure that Issa would love your haiku

1:15 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...


much love

4:38 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Well thought out.

Although I'm so sluggish I doubt I could catch it even if I wanted to!

4:59 AM  
Blogger polona said...

love the understated compassion...

10:57 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Bill, Instant scribblings; so much said, such simplicity_! Grand, _m

1:32 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

devika, thanks for coming back. And thanks to Angelika, gillena, Jem, polona, and magyar.

5:35 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm late to come here, but I'm so glad that you posted this. It was way too good to be left in a comment page. :)

8:28 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you very much, Andrew.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

winter bird
towards a new life

10:14 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

tikkis, you're an optimist. Another possibility:

winter bird
same old same old

I also think the glass is (at least) half empty. ; )

5:53 PM  
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6:07 AM  

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