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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


shell at your ear
will I ever know
your secret

Shiki Monthly Kukai June, 2013


Blogger Frank... said...

Very mysterious. Nice one, Bill...

3:59 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

the voice of the sea?


6:28 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

I read this one as a love haiku, too. Moving.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

... often, -we're- not aware of
-our- own secrets. (-I'm-, -my-?)

__Listen deeply; this... thought provoking Bill, nice! _m

9:06 AM  
Blogger polona said...

the shell's secret? nothing a bit of physics / acoustics couldn't explain.
the person's secret? now, that's another matter...

10:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, guys. Your thoughtful comments are appreciated.

And your secrets are safe with me.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Hi Bill,

Glad to see you back on your blog.
Can be read more than one way.A good one (as usual)


6:16 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Adelaide. I didn't really know I was going to be "away" in this age of smart phones, tablets, and the rest. But my devices were not as cooperative as I'd have wished. Just got back from Santa Fe.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Dont worry Bill, NSA has all possible secrets recorded! Just go and ask them!

Unspoken secrets
also recorded
and soon published?


12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the beach : music.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Tikkis and Marcel, thank you.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

a mistery stuck in the shell; very fine haiku, Bill :)

12:49 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Iris.

5:31 AM  

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