A Quarterly Journal of Contemporary English Language Haibun
| Current Issue | Editorial Staff | About This Journal | Submissions |
| Acceptance Criteria | Haibun Definitions | Articles | Archives | Search |

Archive: Contents of American Haibun & Haiga Volume 1

[Return to Author List, Vol 1]

Ellen Compton


On Harleys, Hondas, Yamahas, they ride each summer to the capital: those who survived the war in Viet Nam, here on Memorial Day to honor those who didn't. Every year we promise we will see them, and this year we do.

Gathering from the four directions, they arrive in twos or tens or fifties--some alone, some with pillion riders up. The summer sun is high and the sky is clear, yet we hear thunder as a thousand engines roar. The slow ride to the Wall . . .

evening coolness--
in shadow beneath the names
child's toy soldier


Copyright: All contents are the property of the contributors and contemporary haibun online. Contributors are free to publish elsewhere so long as cho is cited as the first place of publication. No content may be published or distributed elsewhere in any form or in any way without permission of the contributors. cho retains the right to republish the contents in the print annual publication: contemporary haibun.



haibun, English haibun, haibun poetry, haiku, haiku poetry, English haiku, Japanese poetry, Japanese haibun.