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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 Marilyn Ashbaugh

Luck and Chance She is sipping her morning coffee when a young woman, bloodied and barefoot comes stumbling up her driveway.  Neither knows the other’s language.   Afraid, she brings the woman inside and quickly ascertains that the young woman’s injuries require medical … 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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Haibun by Marilyn Fleming

To My Grandson If one dull summer day you should find yourself in a melancholy mood, go for a walk through the meadow until you spot a green flat blade of tall grass with a sharp edge, and place it taut … Continue reading

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Haibun by Mary Jo Balistreri

Day of Remembrance   This Memorial Day is different. My father places a small carton of artefacts before me on the kitchen table—things I never knew he had. In seventy years, he never once talked about it, deflecting all questions … Continue reading

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