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Sunday, December 09, 2012

journey's end

journey's end
my shadow somewhere
in the night

International Kukai, November, 2012


Blogger Frank... said...

An interesting mix of images, Bill...

3:54 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

that's quite a mysterious one...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

the immersion is an interesting quality here

much love...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

The assigned kigo/keyword was "shadow," which may clear up some of the mystery. The literal notion is that a night journey, or a journey that has extended into the night, has come to an end. At night, the shadow disappears – as it may seem, into the darkness. Now, at journey's end, I leave my shadow in the darkness.

Beyond that, I intend a metaphorical range as broad and deep as your imagination can manage. And I know you guys have imaginations that are broad and deep.

Thanks for the comments, Frank, Juliet, and Gillena.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

It is not necessary that the day ends to make one's shadow disappears in the night.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the comment, Daniele. "journey's end" is not "la fin de la journee."

8:06 AM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

Thanks, Bill. Of course ! I fell into the trap.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

reading your work and came across this one. Excellent!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Glad you came by, Lolly. Thank you.

12:58 PM  

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