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Thursday, February 16, 2012

One more honor

This haiku, which has been previously posted at this blog, has recently been recognized as one of the ten most popular haiku to appear in The Heron's Nest in the year 2011

the difference
a sparrow makes –
bare branches

On the basis of four poems published in the same journal over the year, I have been identified as one of the year's "popular poets."

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Blogger Gillena Cox said...


much love...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

Congratulations, Bill...

11:14 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Glad to know others appreciate you. I find your poetry and support and example endlessly encouraging. Thankyou.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Gillena, Frank, and jem

5:45 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

A comment I intended to post has apparently gone astray, so if you don't see a comment you sent, my thanks and apologies.

6:20 AM  
Blogger polona said...

congrats, well deserved

10:23 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Encore un très beau haïku! Je m'essaie avec une traduction :

la différence
que peut faire un moineau -
des branches nues


ce qu'un moineau
peut changer -
des branches nues

Which one do you prefer ?

5:17 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

now and then some sparrows seen here, too!

snowy hedge -
a sparrow commenting
it's friend

12:46 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Polona.

Good translations, Monika. I prefer the first, because it doesn't claim the sparrow changes anything – just that it makes a difference.

tikkis, you remind me of one I wrote a few years ago

hedge full of sparrows
is all that chatter
about me

If I remember right, I posted it here, and you said "Yes!"

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

It was not me but Mikaelah! Now I left a short comment there!

Copied it also here:

Thursday, June 08, 2006

hedge full of sparrows—
is all that chatter
about me

That is copied from Bill. But today I left my comment:

ceased talking -
it's my turn now?

Tikkis Febr. 19.2012

12:14 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

congratulations, Bill!

12:36 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Congratulations on both honors.


1:56 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Juliet and Adelaide.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Rita Odeh said...

the difference
a sparrow makes –
bare branches

A haiku that offers room for multiple interpretations.
Being known as an eastern sparrow, this haiku means alot to me. Can I post it on my blog, Bill?
Add my email to your list, please:

4:03 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Rita, thank you. I would be honored if you post this on your blog. And you're on my list.

12:16 PM  

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