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Thursday, March 17, 2011


all the names
I'm learning to pronounce –


Blogger John McDonald said...

well done Bill - yes names we never heard as yougsters and young adults

1:24 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

so many names i can't pronounce - i just register the way they are written -- sometimes recall, sometimes not -- yes, this speaks that 'nature of humanity' you said in the previous :)


5:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

harbour wave--
what makes want to
swallow a city

much love...

12:52 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

...and apart from the devastation caused, just think of the metaphors
that will be applied to -tsunami-.

__Best wishes, Bill. _m

9:24 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

For sure...

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Monika Thoma-Petit said...

Yes, Bill. Exactly the same experience as, a year ago, in Haïti....

Hopefully, one year from now, there will be much more rebild in Japan than is, presently, in Haïti...

un an après
rien n'a changé

7:34 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, my friends. Ih honor of my friend Gabi Greve, who lives in Japan, I wrote when the news of the earthquake was still new:

in a distant land
dear friends

but I think we've all come to realize how close a distant land can be.

That's a beautiful ku, Monika.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...


And now also Fukushima...

10:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Yes, Tikkis, they keep coming.

7:09 AM  

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