September 26 (Long night)

Long night —
on the back of an envelope
the sum of our ages

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2 thoughts on “September 26 (Long night)

  1. butterfly postage
    on a paper suitcase
    forty four cents

    paper journey
    five thousand miles
    twenty eight cents

    a postage stamp worth of thoughts.

    i wonder what that number is on the back of the envelope.
    i wonder what that number is doing on the back of the envelope.
    i wonder why that number on the back of the envelope is there and how it got there.
    i wonder how does the sum of our ages become a long night.

    i dont know what to say. i like this haiku. like many of your haiku, it makes me stop and think. pause for a moment and wonder. ponder. wander. reflect. see the length of a winter night. could the sum of our ages become the short night of summer?

    dont mind me. i’m just lost. sometimes lost is a good place to be, yes? thanks.

    to delete or not to delete… as a writer once said…

    aloha.

    • That’s a really huge compliment, Wrick, to say my ku make you stop and think. That’s what I’m always aiming for … my aim is pretty scattershot though. (You should see me trying to throw a ball.)

      Glad you didn’t delete. For some reason this comment reminds me of a ku I discovered the other day (on Fay’s site, maybe?) and got so happy about I immediately stuck it up on my Facebook page … I would have it as an epigraph to the blog if I didn’t already have one that was less embarrassing. 🙂

      unable to find a thing
      it wants to perch on
      a red dragonfly
      — Kanafumi Kato

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