lighting cigarettes
from each other?s cigarettes
the slow setting sun

7 Responses

  1. michaeldylanwelch Says:

    Love how the light lingers, along with friendships. Brings to mind Buson's poem:

    lighting one candle
    with another—
    spring twilight

    and John Thompson's poem:

    graveyard shift—
    lighting one cigarette
    with another

  2. Magyar Says:

    avoid the sour smoke
    chain linked friends

    __Yours, a nifty picture of friends "sharing," John H; the friends are -linked-, Chain smokers ? _m

  3. Joshua Paul Bocher Says:

    Nice one! The inherent connection in burning objects works well with the contrast between the actions of people and the movements of nature.

  4. Pravat Says:

    Lovely one!

  5. John Hawkhead Says:

    Thanks for the comments – amazing knowledge;
    and then there was:

    smoke drifting from the café
    sun wheeling through clouds….

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Excellent, John!

    When I was a smoker, I remember that feeling of connection with other smokers when we were all outside an office building or conference venue. This reminded me of that (although I'm glad I stopped! :) )


  7. Alan Summers Says:


    Gare du Nord
    the snow on her shoulders
    as he asks for a cigarette

    Alan Summers

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