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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , covered bridge, , , Maxwell Anderson, Never In A Million Years, November, Once upon a time, , ,   

    HAIKU AUTUMN \ AFTERWORDS 

    SHORTFALL

    The days early down….
    winter nears by degrees….no
    wonder….November

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    BELITTLE SHORT DAYS? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS

    Oh the days dwindle down/To a precious few…./September…./November….
    And these few precious days/I’ll spend with you/These precious days/I’ll spend with
    you
    –Maxwell Anderson, lyricist

    ….and they lived….happily ever after….once upon a time….once in every lifetime….

    bridge-of-dreams-near-danville-oh

     

     

     

     

     

     
    • scifihammy 4:21 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Not heard this song before – nice one 🙂
      And a very interesting bridge photo 🙂

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    • mistermuse 5:20 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The sign on the bridge says “Bridge of Dreams” — here is how it came by that name:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Dreams

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    • Cynthia Jobin 10:30 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I really enjoyed the subtleties in your haiku. In fact, everything about this post is a delight, in a wistful sort of way….Alice Faye, of course, and then the tendency of a bridge of dreams to become a bridge of sighs….

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      • mistermuse 11:23 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Cynthia — I can think of no more appropriate choice of words than “subtleties” and “wistful”….and “bridge of sighs” reminds me of a wonderful film titled A LITTLE ROMANCE in which the Bridge of Sighs in Venice plays a vital role. Here’s the trailer for the film:

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    • Cynthia Jobin 11:30 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sometimes “a little romance is everything”…..indeed.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 1:31 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      A beautiful post. Very serene. 🙂

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    • Mark Scheel 1:37 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lately, having succumbed to a severe bout of the flu, I’ve been contemplating death. The song “The Autumn Leaves” keeps running through my head and I hear the implications in a much different way now. Your haiku reinforces that. Have you ever toured, really, the bridges of Madison County? Anyway, all covered bridges are special and beautiful.

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      • mistermuse 3:46 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I have indeed toured the bridges of Madison County — long ago, before the book and movie even came out (if I recall correctly). I especially remember a man on a rainy Iowa morning going out of his way to get in his pickup truck and lead us to one of the bridges when I asked for directions. Friendly folks, those Iowans!
        And, Mark, while we may not agree on politics, we certainly agree that “all covered bridges are special and beautiful” — I should know: I’ve photographed over 500 of them in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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    • Don Frankel 8:09 am on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It used to seem like a long long time from May to December but not so much now.

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    • mistermuse 9:55 am on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, “That long long time” (May to December) has been replaced by the time from the Democratic & Republican primaries to election day — and now, given the intransigent animosity that has developed, it looks like it won’t even end on election day, no matter who wins.

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    • Don Frankel 6:40 pm on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, my theory is everyone should vote on July 4. Because I think that most everyone makes their minds up during the Primary process and the rest is all show biz.

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    • mistermuse 7:15 pm on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Good idea, Don. Not only would voting on Independence Day free us from four more months of insufferable political posturing, but it would give the winner four extra months to put together the best possible administration and time to try to work on mending fences with the opposition (if such a thing is possible).

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    • inesephoto 5:42 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love your ‘no wonder November’!

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    • mistermuse 8:01 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. I don’t write many haikus — probably because I struck gold with that one and haven’t had such luck since!

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  • mistermuse 8:20 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , November, November poem   

    HAIKU AUTUMN* 

    The days early down….
    winter nears by degrees….no
    wonder….November

    *originally posted, then “eliminated,” on the blog Speak Without Interruption; more of my dear departed SWI poems may find new life here after this one, as time goes by.

     
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