Category Archives: prose

Haibun by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)

inheritance       the funeral was months ago and i want the big buffalo plaid jacket which i find   gone from its usual place on a back hook in the dark of the front hall closet   maybe … Continue reading

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Haibun: John S Green

Nurture Two heads peeped out of a nest twenty feet up—green herons! Then a third and fourth hatchling appeared. After a couple of weeks the four chicks became juveniles, and began to explore. I would sit, with tea and book, … Continue reading

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

Genetics by Roberta Beary Your eyes are big and round like your father’s but while his are the color of the Irish Sea yours are the color of the muddy fields on my father’s land fit only for the peasants … Continue reading

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

barfly i was just a kid in those days and he was one of the bad boys the nuns warn you about and my old man told me stay far away from that one but i couldn’t help myself and … Continue reading

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Read This New Haibun Collection by Ruth Holzer (USA)

If you like haibun, don’t miss this new book, Home and Away, by Ruth Holzer (USA). Many of you know Ruth as a longtime haikuist, and have read her accessible and thoughtful work on this blog. Below, is a haibun … Continue reading

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Haibun Special by Roberta Beary

Piano Practice My grandma speaks in a thick accent. I try to keep her away from my school friends. I don’t want them to make fun of me. At home it’s different. I like having her around because she likes … Continue reading

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The Clock by Paul Beech

THE CLOCK He’s here with me now, my kid bro from the south. A brilliant inventor, patents registered, top prizes won. Until stricken with early dementia.   We’re in North Wales, not far from the sea, at a Fabrics and … Continue reading

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

TV  PasTime when the husband is home it’s police procedurals & serial killers.   up the night staircase      shadows of  framed ancestors   when the husband is away it’s lost puppy shows & soppy endings.   beyond  the … Continue reading

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Haibun by Paul Beech

This haibun tells the true story of my very beginnings in post-war Lancashire… The Prayer Book My middle bookshelf groans under the weight though the tiny diesel engine, boxed starting pistol, and boxed prayer book piled at the end add … Continue reading

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Haibun by Janice Doppler

Three Treasures I wander a two-acre Japanese garden.  Raked gravel paths suggest the flow of water.  Pocket gardens focus on a single plant, sculpture, or boulder.  Purple, mauve, pink, and white azaleas in diverse stages of bloom.  A bee with … Continue reading

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