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Monday, October 26, 2009


solitude . . .
turning out the lights
I let in the moon

[First place in the Caribbean Kigo Kukai, September 2009; assigned kigo was "lights."]


Blogger Devika said...

hope there is no dark side for that moon! :)

just kidding, Beautiful, Bill :)


10:25 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Oh Congrats on the award, dear Bill :)


10:27 AM  
Blogger Juhani Tikkanen said...

nightcap --
two glass
still half-filled

... I translated your (and some more) haiku and put those into my Finnish blog.

10:14 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

well done Bill

4:28 AM  
Blogger Dalloway said...

captures that moment very well

3:50 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Fine one Bill!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Very nice.

6:17 AM  
Blogger BlueJayEye said...

well deserved

7:16 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Congrats, Bill. Moonlight is a much better accompaniment for solitude than electric lights.
Well done.


3:18 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, everyone.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Warren said...

Bill - This is a beautiful glimpse into your genius as a poet. No wonder I look to you as a poetic standard.


5:34 AM  
Blogger Karol said...

Oh, yes.
... Good haiku. Very good.

- K.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Warren and Karol.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I love it!!!! We all need some moon let in.

8:36 AM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

thank's for sharing info,..!
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5:42 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I've been away too long Bill. Little time lately for writing haiku, let alone the pleasure of reading the work of others.

Lovely to come back and peruse what I've missed. This one stands out. That sense that certain things stand out more when something else has been removed. So true of most of life.

2:18 AM  

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