Tag Archives: Memories

Spring Break-Up – Haibun – May 3, 2016

a game of chess while a skylark sings it’s song – I lost the game © Chèvrefeuille A lovely poem.  These words bring to mind my first love.  I was completely smitten by him.  He was all I could have … Continue reading

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Passing Time With Cicadas – Haibun – April 6, 2016

(Inspired by: the stillness – seeping into the rocks cicadas’ screech © Matsuo Basho) Summer evenings back in Illinois in the early 1960s were full of voices of children screeching as they played tag,  basketball or maybe croquet.  Back then it … Continue reading

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A is for Awakening – AToZ Blogging Challenge – April 1, 2016

The pain had been terrible … the disorientation worse.  As the maelstrom of the birth-pangs racked her body, her mind drifted into some warm fuzzy greenish place created by the drugs they’d given her.  She’d become almost completely unaware of what … Continue reading

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Reflections in Padua – Haibun – February 3, 2016

I walked in the rain in Padua remembering other rainfalls and other cities.  Weaving through the people coming and going from the station, I soon found myself at the bus stop.  A sea of umbrellas over a mass of people stood waiting for … Continue reading

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Snow Dreams – Short Fiction – January 18, 2016

There’s something mystical in the first snow fall of the year. A special quality of silence, Janice thought,  one could almost hear the snowflakes fall. She’d arrived early and was waiting for the night shift to get off.  Listening to classical music, she began to day-dream. She … Continue reading

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Mountain Walking – Haibun – January 15, 2016

to the olive grove ten minutes as a crow flies fond memories When you’re fit climbing up the side of a mountain is paradise.  The very air seems to help you up, your heart of course increases its beat and … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday – Winter Trek – January 13, 2016

The old Roman road is well kept, as usually is the case throughout Italy, but steeper than my unfit legs can comfortably walk.  Other steep hillside Roman roads come to mind … walks in spring and summer even a few trails … Continue reading

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Clang, Clang, Clang – Sunday Photo Fiction – January 3, 2015

The old video came over the computer with the verve and happiness of another age.  Mildred, now in her eighties smiled and began to sing along with the old tune.  Her grand-kids watched her and the inverted crystal cone near … Continue reading

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