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Thursday, April 11, 2013

half full

my cup half full
of lukewarm coffee . . .
morning gray

Shiki Kukai, March 2013, keyword "sky colors"


Blogger Monika said...

Good one, Bill ! (I had a coffee tanka on my blog, yesterday, too !) As for the morning gray, let's say that seems still better to me than the snow storm they're announcing for us for tomorrow...

8:36 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

At least your cup is half full & not half empty, Bill! There is optimism in your haiku...

10:25 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, Monika, one meaning of "half full" is could be worse. When I visited the historical museum in Montreal a few years ago, I said to Pat, "These folks have never accepted the weather up here." So many of the exhibits were about snowfall, and I don't mean skiing.

If you look for it, Frank.

11:39 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

good one Bill

12:37 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Danièle Duteil said...

Coffee would have seemed more gray if the cup had been half empty.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the observation, Daniele. I was deliberately playing with the associations of "half full" and the expectations that the expression raises. Your active response is the sort of thing I was hoping for.

8:40 AM  
Blogger polona said...

we've had more than our share of grey these last months so i can easily empathise. still, lukewarm coffee is better than cold, and half full better than half empty.
all of which is to say, i liked it there and like it still

10:24 AM  
Blogger Bouwe Brouwer said...

I like this one. I always let my coffee get lukewarm. To busy reading or doing other things.


12:52 AM  

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