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Tuesday, April 02, 2013


down time . . .
a caterpillar
changes direction

Second place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, March 2013


Blogger Warren said...

This is sooo terrific, Bill - god, you make me jealous at times. I must strive even more. Thanks for sharing your talent, my friend.


3:11 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__Competing against one's self, that often needed -change of direction- may illuminate an obverse quality; well, my inept reading of your good lines.

__Nice, Bill. _m

7:25 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Ah, Warren, sometimes I wonder who you're talking about. But thanks.

Doug, I think your readings are ept. Thanks.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Oh yes, this is a very good one, Bill !If caterpillars are able to, we are.

5:58 AM  
Blogger polona said...

this says much about life in general but also about the relation between the observer and the observed, between instinct and intellect, and more...

12:03 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Monika and Polona, for those thoughtful and perceptive readings.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

A very strong haïku !

6:58 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

We all could use some down time to think about our lives,and, perhaps, change our direction.


7:22 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Daniele and Adelaide. Good observation, Adelaide.

10:24 AM  

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