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Saturday, May 02, 2009

smile

a smile from the girl
his mother warned him about
graduation day
[First published in Moonset]

15 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

Nice one, Bill :)

wishes,
devika

10:02 PM  
Blogger Emma Dalloway said...

brillaint... charming!!!

11:50 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one
john

1:19 AM  
Blogger Frank Williams said...

A nicely captured moment...

10:06 AM  
Blogger polona said...

oh, that's an excellent senryu - implies so much...

12:48 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Grand, Bill. _m

5:40 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, my friends. This virtually wrote itself. And came out a perfect 5-7-5 to boot!

9:17 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

oh this is great - has a meaning to me- too long to tell, but you brought a memory to me. thanks. :)

9:29 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Great senryu!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

so did 'he' smile back?

much love
gillena

4:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Andrew, I think most of us guys can come up with a memory relevant to this.

Thanks, gautami.

Gillena, of course he did. But he didn't tell mom. (Hey, would this work as a Mother's Day ku?)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

4 points if that is a Mother's Day ku!


the man is writing
a Mother's Day haiku --
asks her to keep mouth shut

11:15 AM  
Blogger jem said...

Good one. The best smiles surely come from the ones we've been warned about!

3:03 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Belated thanks, tikkis and jem. Just got back from Los Angeles, where I experienced my first California earthquake.

1:11 PM  
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