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The Bush by the Mill, a haiku

Sweet amber solace
Burns all the way to my soul
Sears away the pain.

-Stephen P. Smith

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12 Responses to “The Bush by the Mill, a haiku”


  1. March 20, 2008 at 10:05 am

    You have just described my love for Macallan.

    Yeah, that was pretty much the idea. But for me, it’s the Irish! πŸ˜‰

  2. 2 Spaz
    March 20, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    The fact that I actually get what you’re describing is slightly worrisome.

    Nah, it just means you’re my kinda gal! 8)

    There was a time I would have suspected you’re talking about some George Eliott novel, but I guess my innocent days are long gone…… πŸ˜‰

    Clearly.

    Nicely done Mr. Smith. Cheers!

    Thank you!

  3. March 20, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I didn’t get it. I LOVED the flow of the feeling of the words – it is very calming. But, I was picturing a burning bush and hoping you weren’t referring to a naked redhead….

    I’m ALWAYS thinking of a certain naked redhead. 😈

    So i googled Macallan and it suddenly made perfect sense!

    Ah, glad you figured it out. πŸ˜‰

  4. March 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    To read your poems
    They make me think a long time
    of man’s condition

    My dear friend Beto
    Your comments mean a great deal.
    Thanks for coming by.

    -sps

  5. 5 Red
    March 20, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Niiice. But remember, there are also other ways to ease the pain πŸ˜‰

    Perhaps, but this one works. Immediately.

    hahah @ Lolly.

    Hey, don’t you go pickin’ on my Lolly! On this blog, she had diplomatic immunity! πŸ˜‰

  6. March 21, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Oh wow, now I get it. There are other ways to ease the pain but just once in a while and a teeny bit of “Sweet amber solace” does relax you. I like Haiku. My son-in-law is 1/4 Japanese so we have Haiku poems around the house.

    I tried to make it so you had to think a minute to get the point. It seems as though I succeeded. I’m not a big haiku guy, yet for some reason this form seemed appropriate for the subject. Thanks for stopping by!

    -sps

  7. 7 ~m
    March 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I already possess too much info on this one.
    “Sweet amber solace” works for me.
    Sometimes a bit too well.
    ~m

    The curse of the Irishman, laddie. πŸ˜‰ And thanks for the idea about the picture.

  8. 8 Ali
    March 22, 2008 at 5:33 am

    I can picture you sitting there. Very clever description Stephen. Makes my mouth water πŸ˜‰

    Thank you, as always, for those kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  9. 9 Sam
    March 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Excellent choice. Excellent haiku. Hopefully it was an excellent day.

    Thank you!

  10. March 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I woke up out back
    Bugs were crawling in my hair
    Wild Turkey is bad

    My dear friend, embrace
    Moderation in all things.
    The path of wisdom.

    -sps

  11. March 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Such beauty i found here, your simplicity is perfect. I can feel my heart as I say these words aloud…

    Thank you for leaving such kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  12. 12 evylsmoke
    March 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    sears away the intestines, too

    Yeah, well, there’s a price to be paid for everything, right?


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