Lifeboat Nov29 by Mark M. Redfearn refugee lifeboat how many nautical miles till the blackbird sings Advertisements Related Post navigation ← Leaf Path → 7 comments on “Lifeboat” Bastet says: November 29, 2015 at 8:14 am 😦 sad. Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: November 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm The world is filled with sadness these days… On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Bastet says: November 30, 2015 at 1:23 am Has you ever known a time without sadness Mark? But is good for us to remember in times of trouble the loss of the innocent. Hugs. Reply Bastet says: November 30, 2015 at 2:13 am Uh-hum … have you ever known (etc) Reply Paloma says: November 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm all I can say is …. wow…. bowing. Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: December 1, 2015 at 2:56 am Thank you. I have a lifelong friend who basically ripped this haiku to shreds, starting with the term “nautical miles.” She said it was “too abstract,” and she admonished me to “stick with nature.” That was one critique that I had to brush off! I, like you, Jen, found this haiku to be a “wow.” And I hasten to add that I have NO idea how these “wows” happen. They just do, for which I am grateful—as I am to you for your kindness. Thanks again. On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 8:22 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Paloma says: December 1, 2015 at 11:08 am You’re absolutely right in shrugging off that critique – the haiku is the right balance of nature and thoughtful abstraction. You’re very welcome, Mark – namaste Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.