Tag: Haibun

#Haibun: Mesquite Tree

The mesquite tree outside my window is flourishing. In a matter of weeks, it has gone from skeletal gnarled limbs to a lush spring green haven for the hordes of birds.I gaze at it for hours and sometimes, in the luminous sunlit haze, I…

NOLA

Early Morning March 4,2005 We are sitting in Cafe du Monde enjoying beignets and robust coffee. It’s an overcast day, but we don’t care for we are in the Crescent city. This is NOLA, a city of dark secrets, rich gumbo, ancient ghosts, and…

Haibun: March Dandelions

March can be unpredictable here in the desert southwest. Mornings and evenings are cool, days are mild. By midday, I am changing clothes from sweatpants to shorts, and then by sundown, back to sweatpants. Evenings are perfect for a dip in the hot tub,…

Haibun: Blue Buddha

It’s an overcast cool spring morning. The sun peeks through holes in the clouds, trying to force its way into the sky. In the garden, wildflower seeds are establishing their place. I sit on my ancient bench and listen to the bees. They are…

Last Figs

In the winter, nights and mornings are chilly here in the desert. Rain showers are frequent, and the cactus are plump. The mesquite tree is losing it’s fern like leaves, creating a velvety blanket below it. Birds pick through the refuse to build nests….

Dark Solitude

I am alone with my thoughts on the morning walk. Going through the motions, pausing when Bubba stops to smell the scent of a dog that’s found the bush before him. My mind, like the sky, is wallowing in darkness. My precious dog is…

Autumn Memories

Autumn always brings memories of you. I see your eyes in the bright turquoise sky, and I hear your cadence in the birdsong outside my window. I watched a video of you singing, and I wondered, why did you silence your voice? Did you…

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