“Strong Second Night for Olympics Viewing” (Bill Waters)

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………………..record Olympic ratings—
………………..viewers go for gold
………………..in the couch-potato

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Headlines:

“Strong Second Night for Olympics Viewing” (Washington Post)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Janet

    smile!

  2. James Tipton

    This is a delightful senryu, with that unexpected (and therefore strong) last line. So many contemporary writers of haiku and senryu do not realize how the last line (in the tradition of the masters, Basho, Buson, Issa) should work–a dramatic and unexpected (but nevertheless appropriate) comment upon, amplification of, variation on…the first two lines, which often do not appear to related to each other until the third line suddenly makes everything clear.
    Jim

  3. Gary Waters

    I loved it. Keep it up!

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