POETRY, FLASH FICTION, AND RUMINATIONS ON WRITING . . . by ghostwriter William Hammett
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Good on ya, Billy! You capture sensuous moments like no other writer I know.Writing in Faith: Poems
Nicely done, as always!
Yes, this is truly lovely - visually vibrant and evocative of pleasure.
I can see the lips move....
This is really delightful William.Well done!
This certainly brought a smile to my face! Very nice.
Billy, you say so much in so few words and yet your poem speaks volumes. You are a true poet with the heart of a lover, Wonderful!love, Melanie
You actually manage to give an exotic lure to that place of study.It made me think that your student was learning about the colours of life (which studying abroad is a lot about).
Billy in passing - you might be interested in http://brunologreco.blogspot.com/(life coach not poet!)
There is color everywhere! This reminds me of the golden highlights in my daughters hair and how they match the golden flecks in her eyes. How you have expressed color here is unique! Great!
Love the humorish pun in the last line. I kept chuckling long after I read the poem.
Sandy, thanks. I haven't done haiku in a while :)Raven, thanks. Sorry I'm so far behind in my reading, btw.Tumblewords, I had a lot of fun with this one.Julie, thank you. I'll take a look at that site. Gracias!Janice, thank you. I used to do a lot of haiku, senryu, renga, etc., but not for many years. Teri, there is the possibility for humor here if one looks hard enough. I didn't catch it until it was already posted.Melanie, you give me too much praise, but as usual, I'll take it :)Nathalie, how kind of you! Thanks X 10!Barb, I have always admired the copper accents of redheads. And there are so many gradations of color, from auburn to bright red.pam, I think you're the only one who (may) have caught the pun. As I told someone above, I didn't realize the it when I first composed it ... but decided to have fun and let it ride when it finally struck me -:)
Oh the pun of that last line, Billy!
red hair shoutsin the sunLana uncoils it
sounds like a sweet moment in time, something to be capture only in poetry, nicely done
Oh, no... I caught the pun, and it made me chuckle out loud! Wonderful, Billy!
Written, I was going to change the last line so people wouldn't think I was a sexist oinker, but I'm not politically correct, so I let the subtext stay after I noticed it -:)Charles, red is good. Always good :)Lissa, thanks. It was indeed like a snapshot--just a mental pic I tried to get down.Barb, thanks. I had to laugh myself. I guess my Freudian slip is showling :)
Gorgeous, and sly, too. This poem suits my sunny day. :)
Billy,Wasn't it Freud who also said their are no accidents....! Hope you're having a great day.
I like this........especially the wordplay of playing away and broads grin.
Wow. Well done. Wow.
How do you convey so much in so few words? I got a really strong image of the Mediterranean when I read this...
That was well done. It's interesting how much that one line painted such a brillant picture.
Sarah, thanks. Glad you're having a sunny day!!!Sandy, I think Sigmund did indeed say that. I'll plead guilty lol.Jo, thanks. I guess it works as straightforward ku or humor :)Quiet paths, thanks so much for stopping by!Lisa, you're not far off. I had an image of very bright sun somewhere across the pond. The Mediterranean ceratinly works for me lol.Christina, thanks for such a kind comment !
Billy; Lovely poem!Charles; You're too sweet, as always.
the sun speaks copperI really liked that!
OK, who is she? ;-)
Perfect haiku with an all encompassing image.I laughed too:-)
I didn't appreciate the pun straight away. The last line was unexpected.Http://watermaid.wordress.com
just enough "nasty" to make me love it!!!!
I always wanted to have red hair LOL!!!! Good one Billy. :<)www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
intriguing. and good to read on a cold day.
Lana, muchas gracias! btw, give me the secret of getting past the mundane activities in life lol.Jason, thanks. Line 2 fed right into 3, albeit in an oblique way.TomCat, alas, they are no more.Lane, even when I try to be serious, something goofy leaks out. Is that bad? -:)Carole, I didn't notice it at first either.Paisley, tanka you berry berry much :)Geraldine, I seem to have known an inordinate number of redheads in my tenure on planet earth lol.Pearl, glad the sun in this 'ku warmed you up. Thanks!
Billy, if you haven't picked up from elsewhere, I'm in the process of moving to WordPress. Have really enjoyed being on blogger, but WP has some attractive features which make blogging easier - I like the idea of browsing and posting in categories for one. I was going to keep up a blogger blog, but it seems less feasible now, too much shifting between accounts.Look forward to seeing you if you call in!Links are on virtualvoyages.blogspot.com
Simple and beautiful...love this.
Julie, thanks for the heads-up! I'll follow the link at your blogger site over to WP. Tina, thanks. Hope you're well.
I really like this! :)
Andrew, thanks muchly!
very very clever!!! (this from one who needed a second read to 'get' it...because i am literally studying abroad next year)
.I love that 'the sun speaks copper accents' !all my best,AlanDeadline close!The With Words Online Haiku CompetitionProfits from this competition go towards literacy work with children..
haha. abroad. great word choices there billy
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