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Wednesday, June 3, 2009


yanking up thistles
the confession
I regret

7 comments:

Alan Summers said...

I love the colloquial 'yanking'.

Great tight haiku!

nora said...

I hesitated over it, but I thought it gave the right amount of physicality and emotion. :-)

Alan Summers said...

Straight direct language, and colloguisms where appropriate make a haiku.

You made a good choice, and I'd say 'yanking' is a key part of the poem which something like 'pulling' wouldn't work on so many levels.

John McDonald said...

well done nora
john

diana l. said...

I like it, too. (This year, with all of the rain in my area, I've almost forgotten how much "yanking" I normally have to do when weeding...)

Leatherdykeuk said...

I can identify with this one.

Möme said...

Very good, Nora. I think 'yanking' has great emotional weight here, it connects well with the last line.