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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


cancer ward
he asks if the groundhog
saw his shadow

Shiki Kukai, February 2010; assigned kigo "Groundhog Day"


Blogger Magyar said...

Fine one Bill, and good to see you've returned.

Just this thought.
__Cancer ward, still the wonder of Spring's promise; never give up.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful haiku, well done.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Tugs at my heart. My sweet aunt with whom I'm close has breast cancer and is going through chemo right now. It's tough.

Beautiful haiku. There is always hope. I know the Great Physician! :)

10:17 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Doug and Kristin and thank you, anonymous visitor. London was great, but it's great to be home again.

4:50 PM  
Blogger R.K.SINGH said...

This touches my heart


9:58 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

I did like many of those grounghog-haiku! This one also.

I visited last week Stockholm with a ferry boat and in the archipelago I saw some sea-eagles. They eat fish, as some eagles like to have f.e. a groundhog?

a sleepy groundhog --
eagle's shadow

2:49 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, RK.

Tikkis, I don't know if groundhog would be to the fish eagle's taste (or anyone else's, for that matter).

11:40 AM  

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