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old Smeaton's Tower

old Smeaton’s Tower
spends its retirement dreaming
recalling its youth

no light in its eyes
glares at the young usurper
on Eddystone reef

Jack Horne for Russell’s In the Light of Haiku contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 9/28/2011 5:25:00 PM
I can see maybe a lighthouse that has been put out..Reads like a winner..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and the kind review about my fall morn..Sara
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Date: 9/9/2011 10:48:00 PM
wowie, this is one of the best I've seen yet. You are on a roll tonight, Jack!!
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Date: 9/9/2011 12:12:00 PM
Very nice but sad one here, Enjoyed it...Thanks for sharing...God Bless...Taz
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Date: 9/9/2011 11:34:00 AM
deeply written Jack.. a landmark in your country luv? such a breathtaking description from u..good luck in the contest.. we have many lighthouses still functioning in seashore areas only in NJ... towering white elephants in many places luv.. good luck..
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