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Thursday, August 16, 2012


sudden rain
the homeless man
shares his doorway

First published in Modern Haiku


Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

Yes ! Funny !

1:00 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Well done, Bill. This brings out the stark contrast between those of us who are comfortable and have homes and the homeless. All we can share is a doorway for a moment.


1:39 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

lovely one Bill

12:25 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

I am profoundly moved by this homeless man, ready to share the small thing he "has": a doorway in the rain.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Daniele, Adelaide, John, and Monika. Putting your comments together, you seem to find here a blend of humor and pathos, which I what I was hoping.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Frank... said...

A very poignant haiku, Bill...

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

giving directions
to the soup kitchen --
the homeless man

My dad had that happen to him. Walking around with no cash, a homeless man approached him for money. When he found that Dad had none on him, he shared his tips for obtaining food. Still brings a lump to my throat.

4:16 AM  

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