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Sunday, June 28, 2009

splinter

teasing out a splinter
from the sole of my foot–
the heat!

[This is a revised version of a haiku that appeared in the Shiki Monthly Kukai, Free Format division, for June 2009. The assigned topic: wood]

10 Comments:

Blogger Magyar said...

...the needle plunges just a little... too deep.

Words you can feel. Good one, Bill!
_m

5:06 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

IT IS hot here,
but, words are more intense to me...I feel all the heat here, in this poem, Bill

very effective choice of words,

wishes,
devika

8:43 PM  
Blogger Frank Williams said...

Nice haiku Bill...

6:35 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

barefoot poet --
not lost
his pen

11:43 AM  
Blogger Dalloway said...

fun

4:34 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Now there's a something to share Bill

yesterday when I commented I was feeling all heat there...and today as Dalloway comments 'fun' I feel like laughing,

there's another reason -- monsoon has started and slow thunder is rolling across the skies...more rains today :)

devika

4:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Doug. Devika, Frank, Tikkis, Dalloway, Thanks.

5:00 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I like the thought of splinters, if not their actual presence. They seem to show a greater connection between us and the things we touch.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

That's an interesting thought, jem.

4:05 PM  
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