83rd birthday 
a new clock
on her wall



—Laryalee Fraser
        

About the author: Lary is a retired reporter/photographer, enjoying small-town life in British Columbia, Canada. Her website is "a leaf rustles".

Responses to the haiku for 7 September 2006 by Laryalee Fraser

  1.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-09-07 08:22:22
     

    ...and the wish for many happy minutes, hours...

    a good haiku!

  2.  
    Georgia Kornbluth
    2006-09-07 08:53:07
     

    Very nice haiku. Lovely website as well. Thanks.

  3.  
    Susan
    2006-09-07 11:44:49
     

    Lovely haiku, Lary. The HUT is on a roll!

    Susan

  4.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-09-07 13:08:23
     

    As one who has worn out a few clocks myself, I really appreciate this.

    pinochle and bocce
    on an autumn evening
    the old men gather

  5.  
    myron lysenko
    2006-09-07 16:29:21
     

    hi lary (rhymes with mary) - i love this haiku of yours. it has a wonderful sense of optimism in it and i am uplifted by reading it.

    congratulations on having it published here.

    best wishes on your long haiku path,
    myron.

  6.  
    laryalee
    2006-09-07 17:32:56
     

    Thanks, Angelika...
    this was written for a friend of mine...
    and I bet she has plenty of years left!

    Georgia, thank you so much!

    Hi Susan...yep, the Hut is well represented
    this month!

    Hi Bill!
    Your haiku has so much feeling...
    long may the games continue!

    Thanks, Myron...
    ah yes...this path is indeed long -- and winding
    (and uphill much of the time!).

    :-)
    Lary

  7.  
    Vidur Jyoti
    2006-09-07 22:04:03
     

    sans wrinkles
    clock face
    always smiles

  8.  
    Ellen G. Olinger
    2006-09-08 07:42:48
     

    After my grief for my mother healed, I began helping with a church service and then a Bible study at a nursing home. The residents have lived through so much and the rivers run deep. My great-aunt, Mercedes Schwanke, lived to be almost 100. Her mind clear and her spirit strong.

  9.  
    Magyar
    2006-09-08 13:20:47
     

    I've an aunt, 94... she "takes care" of her sister... 97. The -kid- niece drops in daily to check on them, the kid is a mere... 87.
    _I guess all our clocks start on a sunrise basis... and we hope to be that acitve and positive... as the numbers mount.
    -Wonderful lines Lary_! tnx -M

  10.  
    2006-09-09 04:36:48
     

    A simple and elegant haiku with more layers on each read.

  11.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-09-11 15:01:23
     

    morning, coffee brewing-
    not quite the same
    in a silent home

  12.  
    laryalee
    2006-09-11 20:13:31
     

    Vidur, I enjoyed your haiku!

    Ellen and Magyar, thanks for sharing your
    experiences...
    I'm often amazed at the resilience of these
    elderly folks -- it gives one hope!


    Hi Alan,
    thank you very much!


    Hi Bob...I find your haiku very moving --
    it deserves to be published on its own!

    :-)
    Lary

  13.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-09-29 17:47:19
     

    same yellow sun
    crossing a cloudless black sky--
    a bright new day

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