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Monday, October 17, 2011


late autumn
she says I don't
look that old

First published in Modern Haiku


Blogger John McDonald said...

and neither you do

2:43 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

John, you know what Gloria Steinem said when somebody told her, "You don't look fifty." She replied, "This is what fifty looks like."

Of course, I haven't been fifty for quite a while.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Warren said...

How late in the day was it, Bill? Dusk? Kidding! Terrific 'ku.


3:31 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Warren.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Arriving somewhat late with my comment (on dirait que c'est une vilaine habitude) I wanted nevertheless let you know how much I like this senryû. It reminded me a moment long ago :

Fête d'anniversaire
il dit qu'il ne se sent pas
plus vieux qu'hier

(Birthday party
he says he doesn't feel
older than yesterday)


6:41 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Monika.

8:32 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I like it a lot. First you think the first line is just scene setting and then it pulls you back for a second look, this is about life itself, all hinged on the word 'that'.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

thanks for that thoughtful reading, Jem.

7:24 AM  

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