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#Haiku Happenings #3: Merril Smith’s latest #haibun for Colleen’s #weekly #tanka #poetry #challenge!

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

© 2020 Frank J. Tassone

We stand on a precipice, nation and world. Fissured by plague and threats to democracy, we are faltering, close to tumbling into an abyss. Is this the beginning of the end? Or merely a ripple in the waves of time? I leave the angry and weary voices to walk, looking for beauty in the bright colors around me. A chipmunk scurries by. Deer shyly graze, turkeys strut through the long grass, and blackbirds give a trilling chink as they fly overhead.

I watch the sun rising over the river, making it sparkle. It know it’s physics, but I can also see the magic. We need both.

bare branches turn green,

brown leaves fall into river–

past floats to future

F9A07115-F532-4266-AF85-B5C8005CA8AC ©️Merril D. Smith 2020

A Haibun for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Haibun prompt, using Frank Tassone’s photo at the top for inspiration, and my photo at…

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