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The Old Man in the Small Square

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The Old Man in the Small Square

                          The Old Man in the Small Square

                                  

                                       city dirt as mask
                                    eternal season abode
                                    old temples his friends


                                       cloudy shelter sky
                                shuffles to collect dry leaves
                                     rusty hinge calls night


                                     passers-by eyes down
                                 loud crunching, act as pillow
                                     vulnerably wrapped



                                                                          © Shane Cogan, 2013

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Shane, a very deep and sad image... lonely, almost as he allowed life to pass him by... always~ LINDA

    Cogan Avatar Shane Cogan
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is indeed, Linda. I watched an old man in a small lonely square here in Kathmandu one day and I just had to put it into words. He is still there every day :)
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:34:00 AM
    - A really good haiku Shane !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Cogan Avatar Shane Cogan
    Date: 5/2/2013 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise as ever for kind words :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 8:27:00 AM
    I like it Shane...thanks for posting

    Cogan Avatar Shane Cogan
    Date: 4/12/2013 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Judy. I'm very new to poetrysoup and the concept of haiku, so still much to learn and discover!