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Sunday, March 17, 2013


childhood home
not as tall as
I used to be

Left as a comment at John McDonald's blog. If you are not familiar with John's blog, check it out. John writes his haiku in both Scots and standard English.


Blogger polona said...

a lifetime in three lines...

2:46 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Polona. 80 years of lifetime at that.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Help, Bill !
I have to admit that I don't get it : normally, we would think you might have said

childhood home
not as tall as
it used too be

but now...
you wrote : ... as I used to be...

did you shrink ?

Would you please explain it to the particularly slow one of me ?

8:41 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Actually, Monika, Yes, I did. A little shrinkage often comes with age. But I did hope that readers would be put in mind, by contrast, of the common experience that everything from your childhood is smaller than you remember it. Thanks for the visit.

6:33 AM  

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