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Monday, September 07, 2009


lingering heat
the pregnant woman
tosses a football

[First published in White Lotus]


Blogger Devika said...

oh my! wasn't that a bit too much, to do!!

anyway, i had a good laugh here, and thanks Bill for the entertainment :)


10:39 PM  
Blogger Dalloway said...

oh I like this one - an unusual image of a pregnant woman, heaven knows why (Devika, its certainly possible until that last killer 2 weeks)

12:11 AM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

The image is so vivid in my mind. I love this! I love how it links summer and autumn...the pregnant woman serves as a nice conjuction here! ha! :)

1:03 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Okay Dalloway....I am a little novice when it comes to matters related to pregnancy....though not so much of football! :)

I am still wondering about what all Kristin sees in this one....interesting :)

Bill, hope you are okay with the ladies' talk here :)


1:35 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

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4:01 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__The close of one term opens the other... as the 'seasons' are born in that continuing natural effort. __Motherhood. Beautiful, Bill! _m

4:02 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, I'll let you women work out the women's issues. Meanwhile, Doug and I can talk about football.

Is everybody clear on what kind of football this is? She's tossing it, not kicking it.

"lingering heat" is an early autumn kigo.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Masago said...


6:59 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

;-), Vaughn.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

As Masago:


But, alas, I got an idea:

Hay! Woman!
Don't steal our ball!
It's our only one!

1:00 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I'm catching up, Bill. Love this one. I would not be tossing footballs at any time, but I know some women who would, pregnant or not.


6:33 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

"alas" tikkis???

Well, she was younger than I am, Adelaide.


6:58 PM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

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Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita

5:44 AM  

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