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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day . . .
he looks at me
from the mirror


Blogger Devika said...

Oh i love this, Bill

i don't know...i just saw my father looking at me. ( i lost him in 2003)


9:48 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Last summer, my wife and I gathered with an old friend of mine; we hadn't seen eachother in over forty years. Her first words: "My God... you look just like your father!"
_'Till then, I hadn't noticed, but now... every glance in the mirror!
_Lovit, Bill! _M

9:58 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

Good one.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Devika.

I get that a lot, Doug.

Thanks, Vaughn.

9:10 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

A common experience but when it happens it means a lot!

I like your haiku, Bill.

Best wishes,

2:34 AM  
Blogger Frank Williams said...

A nicely captured moment...

5:42 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

yes well caught Bill

1:21 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

love the 'mirror' metaphor; used in haiku credibility

much love

1:39 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Angelika, Frank, John, and Gillena, my thanks.

By the way, it happened again this morning.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Karol - aha said...

Bill - incredibly...

- Karol

7:55 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Karol.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

British Queen Elizabeth #? removed all the mirrors from the court ?-)

(My father still lives, he is 91 years old.)

1:20 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

So simply, yet so touching (and haunting?)

8:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

That's OK for Queen Elizabeth, Tikkis, but I'd have to check with my wife.

Thanks, anon. I think it's a common experience as we age.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

simply put and so, so true - except it's my late mother who looks back at me.

8:41 AM  
Blogger jem said...

So simple but powerful. That's just what happens. The old we get the more we become our parents. I think it's probably comforting. This way they will still be with it, even when they've gone.

4:38 AM  
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5:48 AM  

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