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Friday, February 08, 2013


parade's end
our oldest living veteran
is younger this year

First published in Modern Haiku


Blogger Frank... said...

A poignant poem, Bill...

5:15 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Frank.

7:25 AM  
Blogger polona said...

poignant was the word that first came to my mind, too. perhaps the touch of humour makes it even more so...

8:47 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Polona. that's the combination I was going for.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

Hi Bill
I like your haiku, however I do not find it as a humorous one; you describe the order of life ...
I wish you all the best

1:35 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Iris, I try to walk the line between humor and pathos, letting the reader tip the balance. In short, I appreciate your reading.

6:56 AM  
Blogger jem said...

The strength is in that moment of double-take - we realise he's only younger because of who has gone.

4:09 AM  

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