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Friday, January 08, 2010


crowded bus station
teenagers kissing
summer goodbye

This is another out-of-season haiku from the group recently published at Notes from the Gean. I had intended to post them (5 in all) in sequence, but winter got in the way.


Blogger Dianne said...

Tension and timing.
Very good Haiku

11:33 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

another goodie Bill

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Nice !

7:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

What a bittersweet moment...I know that feeling. You captured it perfectly.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Dianne, John, Monika, and Kristin. I'm just an observer of these moments now, but I remember, I remember.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

This would work in India...we kiss a happy goodbye to summer, into monsoon...in the US, they must be sad?

whatever, whereever, nice haiku, Bill :)


5:36 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

I remember too... I think.

Another fine one, Bill. _m

5:13 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Of course, Devika, the kids never fully understand what they re saying goodbye to.

Thanks, Doug.

4:25 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

But well, by teenage they should atleast know that its going be around the next year and the next and the next... :)

and find their peace, if not happiness there? :)


4:30 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Time is cyclical, Devika. There will be other summers. But time is also linear. This summer, this moment, will never return. It takes many summers to learn this and even more summers to comprehend it (if we ever do).

7:17 PM  

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