Category Archives: Haibun Today

virtual friends . . .

  Lately, I’ve had the good fortune to have my work showcased by two virtual friends. The first, Marjorie Buettner, is one of three new editors at the helm of the recently revamped Contemporary Haibun Online. Although I’ve never met Marjorie in … Continue reading

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After the Funeral . . .

After the Funeral On the night flight back to Manhattan, I replay our last phone conversation. Hear the slurred speech from his deathbed as he asks if I’ll be coming home soon. The pain in his voice when I try, … Continue reading

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The Countdown Continues . . .

From across the pond come three haiku by Irish poet Marion Clarke, writing about her father who died three years ago; her sister who died shortly after her 17th birthday; and a colorful “gran.” Thank you, Marion, for sharing these … Continue reading

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Milestones . . .

  lace-curtain Irish . . . hand sewing the hem with a blind stitch I measure the distance between mother’s last breaths Just north of St. Louis the August heat is oppressive, the rich riverbed giving way to a monotonous … Continue reading

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