again she asks . . .

again she asks
how old was mother?
counting the years
as if they were beads
on a broken rosary

A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March 2012

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About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to again she asks . . .

  1. Jim Sullivan says:

    I like it, Margaret. I especially like the image of beads on a broken rosary. That image alone could spark a novel. One of my haibun was accepted for the April issue of Contemporary Haibun Online. The rosary image should resonate with you. We will compare notes after it is published.

    Sully

  2. Yousei Hime says:

    Lovely. As if when all counted, one could reclaim that rosary. I know the feeling for I often find my thoughts wondering, placing when I lost my father or when a certain event with him occurred. Thank you for the visit, read and follow. I look forward to sharing more across our blogs.

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