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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29

the old man takes
his first walk in months
leap day


Blogger Adelaide said...

This is both sad and funny at the same time.


5:57 AM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

Here is mine, 27 February !

jours plus longs
un vieillard remonte la rue
à pas serrés

8:00 AM  
Blogger polona said...

bittersweet and well done

9:59 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, adelaide.

Gabi Greve says she hopes the old man isn't me, but my younger brother. She's a card, that one.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

Indeed a biter-sweet moment, Bill.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__The leap into a new day, from the old. Nice, Bill! _m

6:15 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Yes, a very good one, Bill.Unfortunately, impossible to translate, as the double sens of "leap" can't be rendered by the french expression "jour intercalaire".

7:34 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I like yours, Daniele.

Thanks, Polona, Frank, and M

Thanks for the thought, Monika. Whatever poetry is in this one is all in the movement from"old" through "walk" to "leap."

12:11 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent juxtaposition!

10:53 AM  

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