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Wednesday, May 07, 2014


the only thing
we have to fear . . .
winter fog

Shiki monthly kukai, april 2014. The assignment was to write a ku using an allusion. I added this comment: I don't think you have to be American to recognize the allusion, but perhaps you have to be of a certain age (mine, for instance).


Blogger Frank... said...

Nice one, Bill...

the river at dawn—
chugging through fog
several boats

2:42 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent juxtaposition

11:50 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Frank and Juliet.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

a brave old sun
vaporizing the fog

ps. Frank's good, too...

12:17 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__It seems, in my winter years that too, my fogggg has a lot more "G's"

foggggy days
the sweep of this fresh noon breeze
a path beckons

Smiles! _m

10:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, tikkis.

Right, M. There's fog and fog, and then there's fogg . . .

10:08 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I'm with you Bill in being of that age. Good allusion.


7:05 AM  

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