Category Archives: Haibon haiku

Prompt 28 Future Diary – The Guardian

October 18 2318 I awoke this morning with the call. Grandfather has been saying there would be a call and today it came. Grandfather is the keeper of the Fallan. With the world becoming narrower, there was a need for … Continue reading

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – A Winter’s Child

  My wife has just given birth and I am watching as blood begins to pool on the table between her legs. There is a problem and the staff needs to attend to it immediately. A nurse hands me our … Continue reading

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – Memorial

My chosen prompt for this week is: “And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.” ― George Carlin. It should never have happened this way. We are standing at the spot where … Continue reading

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Word Prompt – Treasure

My chosen word is Treasure I am looking now and entranced in the beauty before me. Never have I seen such magnificence. Each jewel has been so polished,  the suns rays are reflected from a thousand different faces. We are … Continue reading

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Ligo Haibun Challenge: Torture

  I sit and listen to you, minute on minute, hour after hour. Why do you go on so. My ears are burning from the onslaught of your words, your vitriol cutting me to the bone. I have felt this … Continue reading

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – A Kiss and Goodbye

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough -Rabindranath Tagore   I sat and pondered whether or not there was an opportunity to engage with him one last time. The last days had been horrific, tubes, machines, … Continue reading

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – Apathy

  I sit looking at my life. It is a small bundle of unkempt promises and half realized plans. A lot of gonna’s mixed with a plethora of maybe’s.  There is a mess of emotions, a tangle of regrets and … Continue reading

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