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

Archive: American Haibun & Haiga Volume 4

[Return to Author List, Vol 4]

Doris Heitmeyer



The dream is so familiar I must have had it before. Walking home at 3 a.m., I don’t see another soul on the streets. On empty avenues, traffic lights flash green, yellow, red. Then ahead of me the lights begin going out. I have not experienced such a blackout in twenty years. I leave the lighted area and enter the dark streets ahead. Tall buildings loom on either side; I sense rather than see them, a denser black closing in on a canyon of darkness. I feel on the brink of some adventure, like a child trespassing where it has been told not to go.

Waking, I realize I have again forgotten to look for the stars.

the hour before dawn:
black snowflakes
from a red sky

[Return to Author List, Vol 4 ]


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.