never before
and never again
. . . cloud’s shadow


7 Responses

  1. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Dear Bill, Wonderful to read your haiku today! Ellen

  2. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    This is lovely.

  3. Bill Waters Says:

    Thank you, Ellen and Jean! :- )

  4. haikuapprentice Says:

    Bill I really appreciate the sabi quality of this poem.

    Ah, life is so fleeting! And yet…

    In a haiku as fine as this one, we can preserve a "shadow" of it!

    Strider

  5. Bill Waters Says:

    Thanks, haikuapprentice! _/|_

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    The fact that it is the shadow rather than the cloud that is being described makes this striking. Although the shadow of that exact cloud will never reappear, the cloud itself might! :)

    marion

  7. Bill Waters Says:

    Thank you, Marion! :- )

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