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Saturday, May 01, 2010


missing button
another winter

Shiki Kukai, April 2010. Assigned topic: Time


Blogger Gina said...

lovely ... universal as is most of your writing, i think ... i can so relate to this one having pulled out my cardigans for our up and coming winter to find a button missing on one or two ...

your poem has a touch of melancholy for me ... it may just be that as we grow into our own winter, they go so quickly ...

so nice to muse upon on a sunday morning >>> Gina

4:20 PM  
Blogger Juhani Tikkanen said...

I translated this (with some others) in my blog:

Some problem in Finnish (as the text is so short one) with the word "another" = toinen, muu. In Finnish "second" = toinen. :-)

That later word usually used with some other word as "toinen sija" - 2nd place...

Perhaps repairing my first translation later.

Mutta se on eri juttu. =
But that's an another story.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Glad you picked up that touch of melancholy, Gina. Just a touch, but it's there, I think. Thanks.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

tikkis, your translations are always appreciated.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so simple and wistful

8:36 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, MLA. (I presume that does not stand for Modern Language Association.)

9:05 PM  
Blogger rdl said...

Yes, thankfully gone. ahh Spring.

8:36 PM  

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