Tag: #haibun

#Haibun: Death of a Rose

It’s been a troublesome summer; not only for my garden but for myself as well. Last month, I had a hysterectomy which proved to be the most painful surgery I have ever endured. And to make matters worse, I have been unable to tend… Continue Reading “#Haibun: Death of a Rose”

This Precious Moment

Today, it’s as if fall has returned to the desert. Morning dawns overcast and grey with a rouge glow in the east awaiting the rising sun. My garden is thriving; the swirling air is fragrant with roses, herbs, and citrus tree blooms.Vibrant wildflowers stand… Continue Reading “This Precious Moment”

#Haibun: Osozakura (late bloom)

In our youth we are invincible; we don’t see time as ephemeral moments. Rather, summer feels like forever as we bask in hot sun and dance in pale moonlight with nary a thought of tomorrow. Yet, before we know it we turn around and… Continue Reading “#Haibun: Osozakura (late bloom)”

#Haibun: October

I am floating in the highest corner of a sparsely furnished room, looking down at a baby in the middle of a big bed. Covering the bed is a soft chenille bedspread in a maroon and cream color. A woman, my mother is sprawled… Continue Reading “#Haibun: October”

#Haibun: More Time

Since June of last year, my life has been a revolving door of doctor visits, tests, and surgeries. Being diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of a pandemic was not on my list of ‘fun things to do in 2020.’ But, I found… Continue Reading “#Haibun: More Time”

#Haibun: 55th Birthday

I’ve always loved my birthday in spite of not having celebrated it as a child. It’s the day I came into this world and came to be. The year I turned 55, I decided to throw myself a themed birthday party- I figured why… Continue Reading “#Haibun: 55th Birthday”

#Haibun: Pinnacle

As a leader of a team of people, I encountered challenges every single day. Every person had their unique personalities and as such, opportunities for development. This is the story of one. John(not his real name) was someone who led a team of people… Continue Reading “#Haibun: Pinnacle”

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