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# Laurice Gilbert 2018-06-24 19:15
Super haiku, Seren. I hope life is treating you as well as can be expected.
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# Seren Fargo 2018-06-27 20:56
Thanks Laurice.
Considering all I had gone through, I'm doing quite well. Have been able to get out and enjoy the outdoors again - inspiring more haiku.
Hope you too are well.
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# Carole MacRury 2018-06-23 16:32
A lovely haiku Seren. The juxtaposition of unripe tomatoes with a positive diagnosis is full of hope. Nice work!
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# Seren Fargo 2018-06-27 22:02
Thank you Carole. Much appreciated.
And congrats to you too - I've seen your work pop up all over.
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# Pris Campbell 2018-06-23 07:02
What a wonderful image to illustrate the ‘undeveloped cancer! Excellent haiku.
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# Seren Fargo 2018-06-27 22:41
Thanks Pris.
I had not actually thought of that connection between the two parts. But it definitely works.
My inspiration was having seen my green tomatoes when I first heard I had a suspicious mass and wondering if I was going to see them ripen. My first version of this haiku expressed that sentiment more. Then I got the good news and edited the poem to reflect that.
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