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Sunday, August 19, 2012

hunter's moon

hunter's moon
an old dog sighs
into sleep

First published in Notes from the Gean


Blogger Frank... said...

A very nice observation, Bill. Good jux of images...

7:37 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

I like this one, Bill. Not only because I love dogs, but also because - even being not a hunter (and, to be honest, totally opposed to hunt)- I nevertheless somehow "understand" this old guy who, no longer able to hunt, "sighs into sleep". An excellent example of "show, not tell".

8:12 AM  
Blogger Warren said...

Terrific haiku, Bill - for one who used to occasionally hunt raccoons by the light of the moon with my friends and their dogs in Louisiana, I can feel this poem and love where it leads me.


8:47 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Frank.

Monika, your sensitive reading is much appreciated.

Glad to know this appeals to someone who has hunted with dogs, Warren.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

Hi Bill
I think your haiku is like ... an excellent movie scene. I like it very much.
Best regards

12:32 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

just delightful Bill

12:13 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely, very good juxtaposition too

6:43 AM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

Nice !
Let this poor dog have a good rest !

7:05 AM  

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