TSM 181 — Revived

Their bodies turned traitor but their minds stay loyal. Each Saturday at city center park, their tactre-pledges under oak witnesses. It matters not whose king is vanquished, but the thrill of life through logic’s foreplay courses through veins. Greyed skulls, capped heads bent,rapt in concentration, they’realive once again           Carrie is…

dVerse — Haibun Monday — Ten Thousand Blind Mice

Here we are at our second September existing in the time of Covid. The frenzy of the summer months’ – even as they were isolated and restricted — activities are slowing down, and the thoughts and feelings that have been pushed away start crawling back like contrite destroyers. Doubts, fears, anxieties niggle as they worm…

dVerse — Haibun Monday — Back to School?

Ignoranus in Michigan Last year at this time we wondered if there would be a vaccine to protect adults from hospitalization, lingering death, and possible chronic health effects from catching Covid-19. Schools prudently shut down face-to-face classrooms and went virtual – and proved it was a viable temporary solution for educating students. This year, a…

dVerse — Haibun Monday — August 2021

As August begins, chipmunks are busy a-gathering, their cheeks bulging with seeds. They still make time for chase across the driveway, under the shrubs and back again. Butterflies swarm swarms of blossoms, welcoming affections of others of the same patterns in brief amorous encounters. Monarch caterpillars wander in solitude, grazing fuzzy milkweed leaves in lackadaisical…

#Haikai Challenge #197, #195, #196 (Trifecta) haibun series

Each night in June, I’ve added an addendum to my prayers to please be awakened in the night to the sounds of thunder. Paling leaves wiltin sol’s hot white stare —fish wriggle dry ponds.   Where we have had a weeks-long drought, plants and bird baths needed daily attention. Three days ago, steel grey clouds…

dVerse — Haibun Monday — Solstice 2021

Earlier in the day, I spent hours at the dentist, having the old, steel-fortified, half-broken crown of tooth five sawed off, having a digital imaging done for a new one, waiting for a reductive printer to create a new one that was then coated and “cooked,” then having it snugly fitted onto the old bone…

dVerse Haibun Monday and Haikai Challenge 191: Flower Moon

This Spring, in addition to bluebirds nesting in one of their boxes, there are two pair of ducks and a pair of sandhill cranes nesting along the ponds out back. I’ve seen the ducks take flight on my walks. The cranes have strategically placed their nest in an area that is now impassable due to…