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Saturday, March 20, 2010

spring rain

spring rain
I've got to believe
in something

(A revision of one I posted at Dianne's blog on St. Patrick's Day)


Blogger Masago said...

I like it

8:43 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Nature... enforcing belief. Nice one, Bill. _m

8:13 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Vaughn and Doug.

8:21 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

love it Bill (and thank you for your kind words today)

7:13 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I'm sure you believe in a lot of things, Bill, the power of haiku, for one, to move your readers.


5:51 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

I, too, am a believer! :) It snowed here this week...very unusual. So much for the first day of spring...but I'm hanging on to my hopes that greener, warmer days are right around the corner. ;)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John, and you're welcome.

Nicely put, Adelaide, and right on.

Kristin, I appreciate that sensitive reading.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Yes, excellent one, Bill.
Here too, it is snowing and ice-raining and windblowing... and we need strong faith in order to believe that one day, spring will be back. Faut pas lâcher, comme on dit ici !

4:40 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Monika, you remind me of my "signature haiku"

February wind
I want to believe
the crocus

7:37 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

I visited two days to Helsinki; returned yesterday night. One evening night I spent in a poetry reading and talked with a poet-girl and showed your haiku. I had wrote it in Finnish:

tarttis uskoa

Whrere the word "tarttis" is 'bad'language, slang, ought to write correctly: tarvitsisi.

Never mind, she wrote in my notebook this one:

sataa jonnekin

meaning something like this:

should believe in
raining somewhere

So: greetings from Helsinki!

2:40 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

.. dianne? Tried to visit. Didn't found. Address or blog's name?

2:31 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Sorry, tikkis. I follow Dianne's blg and forgot I hadn't linked to it. Go to


4:57 PM  
Blogger Juhani Tikkanen said...

Thanks Bill. Visited Dianne's blog, a very good blog!

Found a typo in my comment, spring not sring. Studied sring from Wiki; never knew!

The sring (Armenian: սրինգ, also transliterated as srink) is a shepherd's flute originating in Eastern Armenia

But this is what I tried to mean:

should believe in
raining somewhere

... and that text is not mine...

2:25 AM  

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