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]
Bill tells the story of his stroke on Super Bowl Sunday. A baseball player, golfer and high school honor student. Much of that taken away as he sat in a recliner during halftime. He is a new advisee of mine at the College. Six years, and only a sophomore. He takes one course at a time. One day at a time, he laughs. Dark glasses. A white cane. He finds the buildings on campus by the colors and shapes of air conditioning units on top. Recently, they repainted our building a different color, throwing off his internal map. He found his way by the different scents of flowers and shrubs bordering the sidewalks. “You turn left at the roses, then right at the mock orange. It’s easy.”
I saw Bill only a few more times. We chatted about the new plants on campus.
in the bush
the frog’s blink
[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.