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# Alan Summers 2015-12-06 17:00
Haiku, if well done, do not need to shout, and can tell a short story or a novel in three short lines, or be a great opening line to one.

Sublime work!

warm regards,
Alan, With Words
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-06 17:40
Alan, thank you. You know Wh much I admire your writing.
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# Alan Summers 2015-12-07 03:22
That's very kind!

It takes something for us not to continue sipping our coffee while it's hot, even if it's disgusting, and from a vending drinks machine.

But also waiting room can be seen not just as literal, but allegorical, whether we are 'waiting' in a ward or the patient ourselves.

This haiku says more, and allows readers to say more, than some longer poems explaining it all out.

Powerful work!

warm regards,

Alan
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-07 05:00
Alan, I had hoped the haiku would allow that space for the reader to input different meanings so am glad that it did.
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# Sheila Brenman 2015-12-06 08:57
So accurately put Pris. Thank you. Sheila
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-06 09:18
Sheila, thanks!
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# Nan Talbot 2015-12-05 22:01
Excellent, as always, Pris!
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-06 04:36
Thank you, Nan!
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# Denis M. Garrison 2015-12-05 18:15
You have nailed this experience shared by millions. Chillingly accurate. Plenty of dreaming room here for readers to fill in from their own life experiences. Kudos!
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-06 04:37
Denis, your comment is much appreciated.

Pris
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# matt Borczon 2015-12-05 09:45
what can I say, you know how much I admire your writing and this one touches me deeply as both a nurse and as someone who has been on this side of the coin as well. How you capture the exact feeling and moment in so few words is startling and so powerful. This was incredibly good.....matt
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-05 17:02
Matt, I appreciate your comment and am glad this touched you. Yes, you've been there.

Pris
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# Andrew Darlington 2015-12-05 06:15
Haiku is an easy form to do badly. Compressing images and detail down into precise form. This piece contains a novel-full of suggestion and narrative, hanging empathy around that single vivid focus. An object-lesson in how to do haiku...
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-05 09:33
Andrew, thank you so much.
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-05 05:22
Thank you so much for publishing my haiku. I shared the link on Facebook. The other articles have a 'leave comment' under them bot the link under pulse haiku says 'see more'. I did that to enlarge it and finally found the comment box, Haiku might get more comments if the comment link was more specific. I know I enjoy the haiku all though the year but never knew where to say so.
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# Karen Richardson 2015-12-05 05:34
I found your Haiku haunting, Pris. I am an RN and understand all of the emotion, thirst, hunger, pain and hope in those few syllables. Well done.
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-05 09:32
Thank you, Karen!
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# a.d. winans 2015-12-05 10:08
I seldom practice Haiku myself and so many write it so badly, but this one hits home with me.
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# Pris Campbell 2015-12-05 17:01
Al, I'm so glad this one spoke to you.

Pris
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