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Thursday, April 09, 2009


Here's one I recently posted at tikkis's blog, in response to one of his. I don't know whether it stands alone or not; maybe you had to be there.

low tide
I check
my watch


Blogger Devika said...

nice one, Bill

captured the essence of the days that past....hope time soon takes the tide high :)


7:30 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

_It's necessary to check the time; gotta be sure the tide has clung to the 'posted' schedule_!
_Lovit Bill!

2:09 PM  
Blogger polona said...

funny, the connections we make.
love this

2:50 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Apparently, this one is connecting. Thanks, Devika, Magyar, and polona.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

I like it. Short and to the point.
Wonder if everyone sees what I do?


11:23 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

yes nice one

3:17 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

I like it!

Happy Easter!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Tara, John, and Angelika, and a happy Easter to you.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

i think it makes or an understandable stand alone; considering the jutaposition of time - nature the leader and the man the follower

10:10 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Gillena. People seem to be seeing what I saw in the moment.

8:49 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...


9:15 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

slack water --
I check my
dry shoes

(this is one memory happened to me!)

1:41 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Andrew.

Good catch, tikkis.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous YogaforCynics said...

I like it...the moon/wave time juxtaposed with watch time...

12:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Jay. That's about what I had in mind.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Gene Murtha said...


5:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks very much, Gene.

7:01 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I'm not sure what you intended, but I got a man checking his watch by the time of the tide, or perhaps checking that the tide was on time by his watch. Either way I like it!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Since this only works insofar as it sets wheels turning in the mind of the reader, jem, I'll just say it has something (maybe everything) to do with time and tide.

9:57 AM  
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5:55 AM  

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