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Stuart Quine
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A year or so before his death Ken surprised me by asking what I thought destiny was. I was not  the  right person to ask, given that I see everything as contingent, and my response was probably inadequate. Reflecting on this yesterday I wrote the following which I dedicate to Ken:

 

Why worry?

Fair winds or foul will bring your little skiff

into its safe harbour.

 

Best wishes, Stuart.


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Heather Dyer
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That's really lovely.


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George Marsh
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As a small boat sailor I can't overcome my scepticism, much as I would like to. But I offer a new haiku, a combination of observation in the New Forest and studying Caravaggio's The Conversion of Saint Paul. Probably too obscure.

rip rip the grass -

piebald pony, its white mane

an angel's wing

 

George

 


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Stuart Quine
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Too obscure for this uncultured fellow!

My haiku is not meant to be factual but a metaphor. (I spent much time with my dad messing about in boats when I was a kid.)

 

Best, Stuart.


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