war news
I wash the ink
from my fingers

—Bill Kenney
        

About the author: Bill Kenney has been writing haiku since a month before his seventy-second birthday. His work has appeared in various online and print publications and anthologies. He is one of the poets featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2007).

Also see Bill Kenney's weblog.

 

Responses to the haiku for 2 July 2007 by Bill Kenney

  1.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-07-01 02:01:18
     

    clever and poignant ku...

  2.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-01 04:08:08
     

    Good political senryu!

  3.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-07-01 05:04:55
     

    Pontius Pilate came to my mind when I read this good senryŻ. We are alle a bit like Pontius Pilate who washed his hands before the crowd and...

    Today wars, terrorism, hunger...
    and we
    wash our fingers (hands)...(and in my mind this ink turns from blue to red...)

  4.  
    Dark Mr
    2007-07-01 15:43:48
     

    Newspaper: after reading the war news, away from my hands I can scrub the ink's smudge, but in my thought the stains remain. [Ed Mark-. what happend to your -war news- senryu, the Mule etal]

  5.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-07-02 02:12:31
     

    How I wish life was this simple, though!

    Good one and very subtly caught.
    _kala

  6.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-07-02 09:46:46
     

    This one will be hard to forget, Bill. Very good.

    Collin

  7.  
    ed markowski
    2007-07-02 11:45:27
     

    bill,

    yes! good one!

    dark mr,

    here it is, i found it on the wall of the wood shed...


    war news
    our new mule stands
    in the same spot

  8.  
    2007-07-02 22:18:10
     

    Excellent, Bill!

  9.  
    jem
    2007-07-04 03:20:28
     

    Its hard to write about war without sounding trite. You manage it so well. It feels original and universal and I wont forget it in a hurry.

  10.  
    laryalee
    2007-07-06 13:58:51
     

    Bill, this has many layers,
    as your work so often does...
    excellent!
    :)
    Lary

  11.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-07-06 15:20:36
     

    Thanks for those comments, and, Ed, that's one fine ku.

  12.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-07-14 02:47:14
     

    endless red river
    from deep wound--
    the country divided

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