15 October 2016

tiny haibun 1


LITTORAL INTERPRETATION


Along the shoreline, anglers. Line taut, anchored before the breakers.

Stopping the tide from going out too far. Hauling it back in.


year's end

sun glint in the spin

of the reel

 

tiny haibun 2


WINDFALL DAYS


Storms there have been and storms there will be again. But right now?

Nothing to clatter the wind chimes but my own breezy optimism.


dappled light

we can cut out

the bad bits

 

tiny haibun 3


THE SPARROWS REMAIN UNPERTURBED


She is telling me about his funeral; her thumbnail picks flakes of black paint

from the handrail. Cloud shadows are sweeping in across the field.


magnolia petals

our eyes adjusting to

the change in light

 

haiku/moment


Haiku is that moment when, across all that is going on, you

and the universe catch each other's eye.

 

elephant/wedge


ah. the elephant

in the room / is wedged

in the doorway

 

life/loss


life & loss . . .

the sunflowers

hang their heads

 

sad/for


no real reason

for a small sadness

late white roses

 

quick/scrap


autumn sun -

quick, i hear the

scrap man's bell

 

everything


everything joyful / is haram

 

she chuckles


she chuckles / and then is awake

 

stars


stars / when did i last look up at the stars

 

cathedral


a cathedral / of absurdities

 

snowberries


gloved fingers / pop of snowberries