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Sunday, July 05, 2009


their daughter's name

[Shiki Kukai, June, 2009; kigo: graduation]

Summer break time. I'll see you in the middle of August. Stay well, my friends.


Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Drat! (Did the parents get their tuition back?)

7:38 PM  
Blogger Masago said...


7:56 PM  
Blogger Devika said...


in the smaller classes it used to happen with me...They called me "Devaki" than "Devika" -- I used to get upset because 'Devaki' (the name of Lord Krishna's mothers )was a name of my grant parent's generation or beyond..later, no one made that mistake...may be my name was becoming more common

I know some who get wild when this happens...

But then, my father used to say -- 'what's in a name if you don't show the quality or live up to its meaning'!

anyway, enjoyable haiku, Bill :)


8:14 PM  
Anonymous Gina said...

nicely done Bill ... as were the other three (prior to this one) that i read ... always a pleasure to catch up with you.

I see you are on a summer break ... nice nice ... i hope you and yours have a wonderful one ...

take care >>> Gina

11:45 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

good one - have a great break Bill

1:07 AM  
Blogger Ričardas said...

the name mispronounced
she is still the same
shy girl

3:36 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

_Ah yes... those places of higher education... and their preparations! One wonders.

_Made me think... a good one Bill, and enjoy your time! As always... _m

4:08 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

A good senryu!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Crazy, I will miss your writings and patiently wait for your return., Have a relaxing time.


8:55 PM  
Blogger BookFool said...

Hi Bill,

Do you think you or your readers would be interested in learning about Nashville's Hot Tomato Haiku Contest for tomato-related haiku?

It grew out of the Tomato Art Fest (http://tomatoartfest.com/) and attracted hundreds of entries last year. Entry is free and we're giving away some great prizes! You don't have to be from Nashville (or even Tennessee) to enter, though winners should be willing to read their winning haiku at this year's festival (August 8th).

I'd be glad to provide any more info I can. Details and entry at www.bookfool.com

Thanks for your time!
-Eileen Fickes

1:34 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Oh dear, that must be heartbreaking for parents. That special moment, they wait so long for, ruined by a moments inattention. Although at least they won't forget it in a hurry, and one day it will be a fun family annecdote to share.

Enjoy your break Bill!

4:42 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the visits and comments, everybody. I just got back. I'll resume posting tomorrow.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Welcome back Bill :)


10:12 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

called the crescent moon
a full one --
whatsshhs a ssshhhame!

Welcome back! I am also leaving this lake tomorrow!

12:49 PM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

thank's for sharing info,..!
Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita

5:46 AM  

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