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Sue Dawes, Buried in Meaning – contemporary haibun online

#Haiku Happenings #1 (8/1/21): Sue Dawes latest #haibun (featuring a previousl published haiku by Tim Gardiner) appears in Contemporary Haibun Online!

Buried in Meaning

I take her hand: paper-thin skin, mushrooming with liver-spots.  The last few years have brought drought to her words, her movements wooden, constricted by hoists and straps.  My name is as hard to catch as falling acorns.

The seasons pass, but I’m not ready to let go. Even when the rain darkens the earth where she has finally found peace, I still search for her.

fairy ring

I count the centuries

on the oak’s limbs.

(Tim Gardner)

Note: The haiku is used with permission from Tim Gardiner. It previously appeared in a larger piece in The Flintknapper’s Ghost (Alba Publishing, 2018).

Sue Dawes, Buried in Meaning – contemporary haibun online

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