skipping that lecture
on metaphor in haiku
Indian summer

—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 18 October 2007 by Bill Kenney

  1.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-10-18 04:40:13
     

    Ha! Bill,

    I love the kigo word here, it adds layers of depth to L1 & 2

    Good one!
    -kala

  2.  
    Aurora
    2007-10-18 08:17:25
     

    Love this one, Bill!

  3.  
    laryalee
    2007-10-18 09:55:24
     

    Bill, it's great to see you here again!
    And this is a gem...who needs metaphors
    (or lectures) when you can experience such
    a glorious reality!
    ;)
    Lary

  4.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-10-18 12:39:02
     

    "...Grey is, young friend, all theory:..." says Mephistopheles in Goethe`s Faust


    you wrote a good haiku, Bill!
    Angelika

  5.  
    Carole
    2007-10-18 12:46:59
     

    A tongue in cheek moment Bill and one I enjoyed very much. A good one! :-)
    Carole

  6.  
    electraglide
    2007-10-18 13:56:50
     

    crashing through autumn leaves
    clouds in the sky
    city of temples

    My first take was that the summer had a day out to play (from the formal pedantry of the seasonal round) and, in the world of nature, this is an indian summer.. a seasonal anomoly explained poetically - honest! :)

    (keep on rockin' in the free world Bill)

  7.  
    josh wikoff
    2007-10-18 14:28:51
     

    stepping stones . . .
    some kinda metaphor
    in there somewhere

    i like your haiku alot, bill.
    could be a sister to the one on your blog?

  8.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-10-18 14:45:44
     

    Enjoyed this one, Bill. And you pulled it off in 5-7-5. Nice!

  9.  
    Don Acol
    2007-10-18 15:57:48
     

    There are things that only a teacher can see. I've become a student-reader of your haiku. You made me see it [Prof. Bill]. Thank you for the view. Such a nice lecture!

  10.  
    David Fox
    2007-10-18 17:44:47
     

    Nice haiku, Bill!

  11.  
    Dana-Maria Onica
    2007-10-18 22:06:21
     

    A subtle manner of inviting us to look around and to see...
    A deep bow to you, Bill.

  12.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-10-19 04:56:27
     

    life is indeed akin to a dream, specially when viewed from a class room, through an unobstructed window...
    during indian summer

    -

    dead metaphor-
    red peonies line the lake
    like unabated blood flow

  13.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-19 13:35:48
     

    Just got back from a midweek getaway (the joys of retirement). How delightful to find my poem and these most gratifying and deeply appreciated responses.

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