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Sunday, May 18, 2008

thunder he cleans his nails with a pocketknife


w. f. owen

4 comments:

Alan Summers said...

I really like this.

At first glance it looks simple (always good for haiku) but it isn't a cause and effect poem at all.

The word choice of 'thunder' at the beginning works well, both to the ear, and visually.

all my best,
Alan

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The With Words International Online Haiku Competition

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all my best,
Alan

w. f. owen said...

Hi Alan,

Thanks very much for the thoughtful comment. I just love these "gritty" moments.

best wishes,
bill

Alan Summers said...

hi bill,

Needless to say I purchased your excellent book when it first came out, and can highly recommend it to everyone!

all my very best,

Alan
With Words haiku competition

w. f. owen said...

Thank you Alan for your support.
I'm thinking about another edition
of haiku notebook in the future
(though this blog serves that
purpose I suppose).

Thanks again!

best,
bill