December 7th 2015 | buds in winter

  • Today’s post marks one month of writing haiku/haibun. I hope all of you are enjoying them; and my thanks to all who have commented. At first, I was only going to write haiku, but they readily became haibun. Now, as I begin to  understand the form, I already imagine ways to more expansively explore it.

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buds in December—
····the old tree·dreams of another
············summer

 

I’ve been meaning to cut down an old maple.  There’s one branch left. I go out but change my mind. Though winter is arriving, the limb is already blackened by buds.

31: December 7th 2015 | bottlecap