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Haibun: May Morning

It’s the last cold morning of spring, frosty, because of an absence of clouds to hold the warmth of yesterday. The clear, cold night promises a warm, sunny day. This is the time of transition, when we wake to what … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 5, 2016

Blue sky, snow white ground, like wrapped in a Finnish flag. No doubt the birds see color, but what does blue look like to them, to me, to you? Hanging laundry is a statement if optimism.   chickadee, goldfinch, redpoll … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 3, 2016

All Around You In a world without end, anywhere you stand must be at the exact center, but no more so than for the bee hives or the raspberry patch or the old white pine that lost some big limbs … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 2, 2016

River of Sky Snow and bitter wind, a tough day for new arrivals like cranes and robins. The wind is blasting in from Canada across Lake Superior, which is cold and black as death. When Arctic cold rushes in, where … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 1, 2016

The Cranes Spring! They return, the sandhill cranes, to the fenny fields behind our house and I have to resist the temptation to say our cranes, or even our fields. I imagine their ancestors arriving on a day like today, with patchy snow and the sweet … Continue reading

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