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Park Bench Panhandle

Trees dance
to the song 
of wind.

Shaded
in a disco 
of light and shadow,
king
of good will
welcomes 
compassion 
with a smile 
and cardboard sign.

Upon his wide wooden throne,
a magic hat
taxes
a
bit
of
happiness
from passers-by.

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  1. Date: 3/16/2010 10:30:00 AM
    Brilliant.

  1. Date: 2/21/2010 6:38:00 AM
    Beautiful! Vibrant words arranged to perfection! Very nice, Hai Au! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Enjoyed that

  1. Date: 1/3/2010 5:41:00 PM
    Very nice! Might you read my verse For Joy and let me know if you like it? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 11:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Chu. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:09:00 PM
    Dear Hai, Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:45:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 10:14:00 AM
    I like this rather raw image...very inventive. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 9:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 10:35:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 5:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2009 5:50:00 PM
    You have penned a portrait of a city street panhandle. I feel as I can view him and feel the breeze through the trees. Well done, and congratulations on this featured work. Carrie

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 6:52:00 PM
    A delightful image of the "disco-effect" of sun rushing through the movement of trees. Excellent poetry, Hai! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 4:59:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your awesome poetry today Hai. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 7:39:00 PM
    "a magic hat/ taxes/ a/ bit/ of/ happiness/ from passers-by."...fantastic lines, Hai!!! Great title and amusing images! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 7:07:00 PM
    Hai Au....you have perfectly captured the heart of the panhandler in an idyllic setting!....my compliments!...jimbo