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Monday, December 21, 2009


Here's one I've posted at a few blogs today

in an old yearbook
that girl I never kissed–
winter solstice


Blogger Devika said...

I don't know why...but this made me laugh so much! :)

And, I have had an experience, the nut shell of which may suit this haiku..its interesting ---

One of those first days in Delhi, the winter of 1997...No metro-rail in those times and the bus a bit too crowded....a fairly old man was standing in front of me, side by side to a chic Delhiite girl....a little too close...

As the bus moved on, there was a sudden push and then the sound of a tight slap...all that I saw, when i turned to see, was the red faced girl staring at the man and his regretful face ...No, no...not me...its the bus, the driver, the turn!!

That night I wrote in my journal the day's experience

the old man might now be regretting a kiss that he missed...! the girl must have already forgotten it...


8:57 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

very poignant, happy solstice...

11:49 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

The sun will
return --
a new hope!

12:45 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

a delightful one - Christmas joy and new year blessings Bill

1:07 AM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

I bet she wishes you had...you charmer! :) LOVE this one! So creative.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Emma Dalloway said...

delightful... so full of regret

3:32 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for those heartwarming comments.

8:15 PM  

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