Tag: Haibun

#Haibun: Fleeting

It’s a beautiful morning for a walk with my dog. The birds are singing, the temperature is in the low 70’s which is unusual for the desert this time of year. The cool breeze kisses the nape of my neck like a long dead…

#Haibun: Spring

Winter is different here in the desert southwest. While others up north have snow and more snow, we have sunshine days with a few freezing nights to keep us humble. Last night was one of those nights. I awaken to the garden fountain frozen…

Hopeful

2020 begins with an air of uncertainty. Since mid- September, various health issues have plagued me. In December the alarm sounded, and I could not ignore it any longer.Now with this new year, I begin with a round of testing to see exactly what…

Haibun: The Encounter

It’s Saturday morning, September 28, 2019. I have written and published a poem dedicated to my husband for our 23rd wedding anniversary. This anniversary is unusual because every year we go out of town to celebrate. The day has an air of uncertainty, as…

#Haibun: Laborious Summer

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables We are coming to the end of a searing and brutal summer. The monotony of the heat is laborious and draining. There are only so many perfect…

#Haibun: Beach Party

During my early teenage years, I was a surfer girl. On the weekends, my friends and I would pile into an old beat up station wagon and drive down to Galveston, Texas. Ginger’s older brother was our driver and guardian. Those were fun and…

#Haibun: Independence

There was a time when I was proud to call myself an American, but that has changed. I’ve never cared much for politics, or organized religion. To me, they are both ways to try to control the masses and keep us in check to…

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