Tag Archives: Haibun

Haibun Monday: Faith

Its cold out today and I’m stepping back into the church of my childhood. Its grand edifice stands as it always did, intimidating and yet majestic. Inside the cavern of its supposed holiness still fills me with foreboding and I … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday #29 – Waiting

Its five thirty and the day looms ahead. Summer in Australia is about days like this, one’s we call stinking hot. The prospect of 42C/107F is not something I look forward to. Already the day is challenging in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday: And to all a goodnight

Every sign says it’s going to be a good night. It’s cold outside, the fire is burning, the family gathered around, every seat filled with hips rubbing against the one. We’ve all come great distances to here, the weather and … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday – Free for All – On Waking

Its early and outside its cold as I can see the wind bending the branches on the silky oak outside our window. I look across and you are sleeping still. Your face is at peace after the frantic nature of … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday #24 – The Bridge

I’ve been here a long time and I am the epitome of knowing a lot of water that has gone under me. I have been unchanged in a hundred years. A little rusty in places, a few planks replaced, but … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday # 22: (Extra)Ordinary Days – Daughter’s Birthday

For this week’s prompt, think about a moment of your typical day (first person singular). This can be your morning routine, commute, day in the office, a walk in the afternoon, household chores, grocery shopping, gardening etc. Here’s the challenge: … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday #12 – Beauty in decay – Old Man

Old man squints into the mirror. Failing eyes don’t help his overall view of himself. He sees the receding hairline, remembers the summers of his youth when his hair was his shining glory. The times he and his love drove … Continue reading

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