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Mary Stevens

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forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:42:49 AM »
Can anyone tell me the name of the poet and/or where the forever stamp/sympathy card haiku was published?

Thanks,

Mary
"A word that breathes distinctly
Has not the power to die..."

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Re: forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 07:54:23 AM »
Hello Mary:

Acorn #25 (2010)   


steady downpour

a Forever stamp

on the condolence card

          
          --Billie Wilson


Hope this helps,

Al
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 08:00:38 AM by al fogel »

Mary Stevens

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Re: forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 08:06:47 AM »
Thanks, Al.
 
I found out a few hours ago that my uncle died. Couldn't shake this poem from my mind.

And I now understand in a completely different way

    I chucked the urn too

Thank you for your swift reply.

Mary
"A word that breathes distinctly
Has not the power to die..."

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Re: forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 08:13:44 AM »
Mary: Condolences to your uncle who probably had an influence in your life. Never an easy moment--this leaving the earth. But we all must journey elswhere someday--and hope your uncle's transition is a pleasant one. Certainly your remembrance and prayers on his behalf greatly help.

My love & blessings!

Al
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AlanSummers

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Re: forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 09:57:10 AM »
Sorry to hear about your loss Mary.  My honourary mum died a few weeks ago, aged 99 years, but still miss her.

This was something I wrote shortly after my father's funeral:

the rain
almost a friend
this funeral

Alan  Summers

I'm pleased to know this has helped a few people face loss.

It's been published and republished quite a lot:

Publications credits:
Azami #28 (1995); Snapshots 4 (1998); First Australian online Anthology (October 1999): Blithe Spirit article On minimalism and other things  DJ Peel Vol 9 No.3 (1999); tempslibre (2001); Cornell University, Mann Library, U.S.A. "Daily Haiku" (Oct 2001); The Omnibus Anthology, haiku and senryu  (Hub Editions Hub Haiku series 2001); Hidden (British Haiku Society Anthology 2002); The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002); First Australian Haiku Anthology (2003); BeWrite.net  (2003); Birmingham Words Magazine Issue 3 (Autumn 2004); seven magazine feature: “Three lines of simple beauty”  (2006); tempslibre (2010); Blogging Along Tobacco Road: Alan Summers - Three Questions (2010); Travelogue on World Haiku Festival 2002 , Part 2  (Akita International Haiku Network 2010)

Award credit:
Highly Commended, Haiku Collection Competition, (Snapshot Press 1998)
Joint 9th Best of Issue, Snapshot Five (1999)

Mary Stevens

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Re: forever stamp/sympathy card haiku
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 06:47:16 PM »
Thanks, Al and Alan for condolences and poem. How they help!

M
"A word that breathes distinctly
Has not the power to die..."

            —Emily Dickinson