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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


long twilight
the old widower argues
with his wife

[First published in Notes from the Gean]


Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

beautifully sad

11:39 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

sad and not sad at the same time -- and deep

best wishes,

12:21 PM  
Blogger Frank Williams said...

There is a genuine pathos to this haiku - nice one Bill...

12:52 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Juliet, Angelika, and Frank.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

my mind says, it could only be for fun...just a time pass...the poet seems to add a pathos juxtaposing twilight and all :)


8:32 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one Bill

1:14 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Devika, "long twilight" is a summer kigo. In addition to its literal meaning, I intend it to suggest the metaphorical long twilight of the widower's last years.

Thanks, John.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

I got that Bill...thats the pathos element, I said...

I know many old widowers/ widows who continue to talk aloud to their spouses, just trying to fill their monotonous life with voice...and some virtual happiness...

watching them we feel sad, but most say they are happy,

and thinking of it..finally life is a choice until we are alive -some argue, some fight, some cry, some laugh with others and with oneself! :)

and as said before...its all a matter of perspective towards life, perhaps


10:45 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Oh Bill, i was just sharing my thoughts....may seem like lecturing!

and to you, I wouldn't the least :)


10:46 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Seems like conversation to me, Devika, and I love it.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

thanks Bill :)


8:07 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Our neighbor was one,
he argued also during the long, dark night.

Anyway, he was never married.

old man is angry,
got no-one
to argue with


1:15 AM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

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5:48 AM  

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