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farewells – – haibun

#Haiku Happenings #6: Janice’s latest #haibun inspired by the last in my “November with Basho” series!


At first I skirt around the Requiem. I am looking for music by Fauré that is as beautiful as the Pavane I heard the other day, but I am not sure I am in the mood for somber choral music. Clicking on the options, the Requiem’s closing section, In Paradisum, plays and I find it fits my mood after all … on this quiet day in late December, when the first year of a new decade will soon begin.

While I doubt Paradise is on the immediate horizon, longer days and spring are on the way…and as long as I breathe, there are opportunities to live a bit better, to offer more.

deep winter

no fireplace or falling snow

just the peace of Fauré



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For a listen to Fauré’s Paradisum:


And for Matsuo Basho’s farewell to his companion, Sora, on his journey to…

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