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    the haiku blog of paul david mena

    Sunday, April 09, 2006

    Palm Sunday —
    a homeless man
    gives me directions

    9 Comments:

    Blogger Curtis said...

    Oh my...Paul, what a powerful poem! Excellent use of juxtaposition. This poem continues to resonate within me.

    BTW, I enjoyed your work in the Taboo Haiku anthology!

    7:59 AM  
    Blogger texas haijin said...

    love it.

    11:07 AM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    curtis, dustin - thank you for the compliments! this happened last night in Brockton, MA, a Boston suburb that has seen better days. We were just leaving a poetry reading in nearby East Bridgewater and had managed to get hopelessly lost. I swallowed my pride long enough to pull into a gas station to ask for directions to the main highway. A disheveled but polite man obliged. I am indebted to him.

    5:54 PM  
    Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

    this is perfect!

    6:40 PM  
    Blogger Aurora said...

    Well done!

    12:26 AM  
    Blogger polona said...

    i love this one!

    8:29 AM  
    Blogger sangeet said...

    Very nice Paul!

    Sangeet

    5:50 PM  
    Blogger mattm said...

    what the others said

    5:05 PM  
    Blogger Bill said...

    Wow!

    6:50 PM  

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