Category: Haibun

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Ironic Contrasts

Haibun The sun teases us all. A shower of fiery light promises warmth before rain-filled cumulus eclipse it. A spatter of cold drizzle falls. Then stops. A breeze reminiscent of the record-setting bygone winter...

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Another March 23rd

Haibun   Sink into a chair. So tired. Body, weeping aches instead of tears. Meanwhile, Mom copes with Granny’s birthday. Alone. Again. receding snow her occasional cough from downstairs   more by FRANK J....

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Fickle Weather

Haibun A gray canopy scatters in a sudden wind. Sunlight bathes the parched grass in radiance it no longer needs. A moment later, one last cloudbank eclipses the sun. budding Maple yearning for warmer...

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Memorial

Haibun Mandy — dressed in black — welcomes a line of guests. They fill the Suffern Library Meeting room to capacity. Her boys, in their dark suits, sit next to her weary mother on...

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Educational Sights

Haibun Brightly decorated bulletin boards show off fraction worksheets and reading logs. A table outside Ms. Flynn’s classroom has a ball suspended in water or a magnet-with magnets around. Frankie, Stephan, James and another...

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Res Waterfall

Haibun   The waterfall foams as it rushes over weathered black rocks. Its steady roar is a constant, alluring song whose lyrics I almost make out. Almost. sunlight gleaming from running water just sitting...

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Soraya’s Annual

Haibun I receive a call from AnaMaria. A family awaits me outside 282. I head to the office suite to meet them. Only they aren’t the family I’m expecting. I swallow, open the door...