Category Archives: Haibun

First Snow – Time Glass

  “Time Glass” – “I will challenge you again to write a haiku within 24 hours.  For this Time Glass episode I challenge you to write an “extreme” Haibun, but now you use a maximum of 100 words, including the haiku.  … Continue reading

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Yggdrasil – Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer Week for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is: Ghost Writer #4 – Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special Prompt choice is Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) ∴∴∴∴∴∴ Mystic cypress trees Panoramic splendor Moon’s shadow dancing ______________________________________________ Cypress trees, a major … Continue reading

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Scraps

______________________________________________ My maternal grandmother was a excellent seamstress.  She created patterns, sewed and beaded evening gowns for proms, balls and weddings.  Born in 1900, she survived the Great Depression.  While raising two daughters as a single parent, my grandmother ran … Continue reading

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Wallflower’s First

Wallflower’s first dance She pirouettes until dawn Ballet slippers fly ______________________________________________ © by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

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Lone Swan Mourns

No echo Responds to my call Lone swan mourns Dedicated to a sweet being with fur ______________________________________________ As many of you know, I have a weakness for animals – specifically pups and kittens (no matter their age or size, they … Continue reading

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Rice Fields

Green sprouts Pristine immersion Crawfish feast ______________________________________________ Rice has been a mainstay of Louisiana agriculture since the 18th century.  For years, crawfish was a wild product, harvested mostly in the Atchafalaya Basin between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  In the … Continue reading

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Arduous Deed

Time slowly ticking Waiting an arduous deed Droning tedium On our recent Tour Bus Trip to Savannah and Macon my mom began showing evident signs of respiratory distress.  While watching her like a hawk (trying to observe without her realizing), … Continue reading

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Special Quilt

My maternal grandmother was a excellent seamstress.  She created patterns, sewed and beaded evening gowns for proms, balls and weddings.  Born in 1900, she survived the Great Depression.  While raising two daughters as a single parent, my grandmother ran a … Continue reading

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No Echo

No echo Responds to my call Lone swan mourns Dedicated to a sweet being with fur ______________________________________________ As many of you know, I have a weakness for animals – specifically pups and kittens (no matter their age or size, they … Continue reading

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Travelers Aware

Spotlights bayou bend Full moon glistening water Travelers aware ______________________________________________ My husband and I drove home (South Louisiana) for my mom’s birthday. We left Texas several hours later than planned.  Nonetheless, it afforded us the spectacular view of the full … Continue reading

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Message Rendered

______________________________________________ Image by Colorful Bokeh © rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

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Survived to Live!

After record breaking drought, water rationing and extremely high temperatures last summer in Texas, we were not sure what, if anything, would survive in our garden.  When water rationing became rigid, our main emphasis became focused on saving the antique … Continue reading

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