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Memory Aid

Everest names the highest mountain in the world, situated in one of the poorest regions, made poorer still by devastating natural disaster. Earthquake shakes earth from slumber, wakes humanity, jerks us into awareness of others for a brief time before we slip back into thinking of ourselves. 78 more words


No More Tea for You! #haiku #fantasy

I looked for a simple spoon to stir the milk into my tea

I’m not sure what happened but I guess I lost my temper… 92 more words


filled with grace (haibun)

Late in the night, after her shift she walked through the bush, her shortcut to the Métro. As she stepped onto the deserted street she could not help but notice a huge light beam down at her. 44 more words


Questioning myself

Yesterday I questioned why I write haiku –

Writing haiku provides me with outlet where I can release some of the pressures of my journey through life.  394 more words

Creative Writing

The Mysteries of Lung Fish

A 12 year old who once went by my name, went down to the wooded creek at the edge of town. He fought through underbrush to an area along the bend in the stream where it seemed no one had ever been before. 212 more words


Spreading haibun

When I went to Hawthornden in 2013 with the idea of seeing if I could write a book-length collection of haibun, there were very few UK poets writing in the form. 412 more words

Haibun, anyone?

A couple of weeks ago I discovered haibun, an ancient Japanese literary form combining prose and haiku. Modern American haibun rubs shoulders with other short-short forms such as flash fiction. 159 more words