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Thursday, November 12, 2009

old

old
folks'
home
sunset
watching
time

10 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

Its nice, but makes me sad for some reason, Bill...May be I find myself sad during sunsets -- I am a morning person :)

But yes, in winter, sunrise and sunsets are equally grey -- Though i love foggy mornings :)

wishes,
devika

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Gina said...

its lovely ... the layout is great - it follows the setting sun and there is a great wordplay in 'sun watching time' ....

the old folks sets the tone
it is time for sun watching
or ... watching time

lovely

>>> Gina
http://blumoon13.wordpress.com/

2:17 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I think there is a sadness in it, Devika.

Thanks, Gina. A very sensitive reading.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

it does make me sad, Bill....But the 'old folks home' works the other way :)

I wish they all went to watch a sunrise at the beach :)

No seriously...when am at the beach back home -- there's a veteran team --all those retired men in the colony-- they gather either at the beach or the park...and then crack jokes and then its resounding laughter....

even here in parks -- we have those jovial old folks....

And I am reminded of that old song 'No Woman No Cry'! :)

Oh a long note -- but then you know me! :)

wishes,
devika

9:12 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Wow...powerful and sad and wonderful...reflection on life can be so bitter and so sweet. You captured it perfectly.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Staring at the window
the sun
used to shine in

(I've got a poet-friend who is living in Utsjoki, Finnish Lappland. 70 Degs North.

They will see the sun during the next week, but then, when setting down, the sun will not rise until January 2010...)

11:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Love the resonance in old folks and setting sun

much love
gillena

1:45 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Kristin, Tikkis, and Gillena, thanks for the visit, and, Devika, thanks for coming back.

I hope your friend plans to do something besides staring at the window between now and January, Tikkis.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Tedi said...

Tanned folk dancing
celebrate a down-bound sun
down in Key West.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Watching the days' fade, we welcome tomorrows.

7:41 AM  

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