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late autumn
by Gene Williamson
Friday, November 19, 2010
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a few published haiku
crowded airport
finding an old friend’s face
hidden in a beard

class reunion
so many names forgotten
all the faces strange

in clouds of dust
watching wreckers raze a building
the same age I am

yellowing reeds
the absence of egrets
autumn afternoon

too much wine
on the stereo Sinatra sings
of yesterdays
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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/20/2010
Do you know I found an old 62 classmate that wasn't even my friend in school, but now is my best companion. Things change as we get older.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 11/26/2010
gracefully you take me into the aging of our life course
and also with the tenderness of love Gene I feel some sorrow
but still content with acceptance of the here and now
as always your beautiful soul speaks clearly

Love's Vintage & Clarity
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 11/23/2010
Gene I always love your words....One day I'll write something similar to yours....not in content but in the spirit of yours....

Can you do me a favour? Keep writing about the sea...Its pure you and its an enjoyment to read...the most modest of friends...

Have you read "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy? I'm in the process...North America is not her favourite place...but see hails from the slave labour of our low cost gains...we need the light of ourselves
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/23/2010
Totally adorable. "late autumn" has the warming comfort of a lingering, youthful light that immortalises its tumbling leaves, Gene, twirling to the strains of "je ne regrette rien". Each one smiles and hums contentedly. Beautiful work as always, xx
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/23/2010
BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/22/2010
I adore everyone Gene, you captured the moments beautifully!

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/21/2010
Very good haikus, I enjoyed all of them!!! You are not old, just wise.
Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Robert Jude(Ace) Forese 11/20/2010
really enjoyed the first three ...
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/20/2010
Gene, "late autumn", your five published haiku are like a favorite pair of slippers. Each one permitting me to slip comfortably into the scenario you poetically describe and know I have experienced it myself. The "late autumn" of life offers us the many advantages of experience. With a little time left to savor what we have come to realize are the important gifts of life. Love, family, friends, nature and an occasional gull to share our fantasies with. To sip and savor another sunrise, another sunset. Can the blessings possibly come more bountiful? I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 11/20/2010
Very nice Gene. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by stan nassano 11/20/2010
Nice Gene , i really like them
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 11/20/2010
The Autumn Years sounds a lot more 'truthful' than the Golden Years. I'm loving my Autumn Years ..... and yes, friend's faces have certainly changed!

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/20/2010
Great as usual Gene.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/20/2010
Loved it !
Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/20/2010
Your personal touch is so nicely manifest in these haiku, Gene. The first one is my absolute favorite.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/19/2010
In the autumn of life -- how quickly it all passes (and I am with John for my favorite, as well). ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/19/2010
Gene, I truly feel these..Love the last one most of all..memories to autumn takes hold eh?
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 11/19/2010
looking in reverse is probably only a good idea if your backing up. if you know what I mean. Morgan.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/19/2010
OH GOD, not Sinatra, as I am sitting here cranking Hendrix, I remember hearing Frankie when my mom listened whenn I was a kid...she used to say that Rock will never last...anyway hope you had a reunion well worth it to attend...e
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/19/2010
As George says, all are a delight to read but I have a favourite, I can't help it -

in clouds of dust
watching wreckers raze a buliding
the same age I am

oh God, how that speaks to me!


Reviewed by George Carroll 11/19/2010
All are a delight to read.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/19/2010
These are wonderful! You capture so much in these whimsical, high-spirited and powerful haikus.
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