woensdag 30 september 2015

May Day

Would they expect me to wear black? Her voice is soft. I can tell that in her heart she doesn't feel like seeing anybody else tonight. But in a few hours her house will be filled with family and neighbours, who tell her they are so sorry for her loss and yes, of course they will sit down for a moment and no, they won't stay for coffee.

At the age they all are, visits like these happen all the time.

May day
tiny egg shells
on our garden path

-Published in Contemporary Haibun Online
September 2015, vol 11 no 3

4 opmerkingen:

  1. gefeliciteerd met de publicatie van deze prachtige haibun!

  2. Gefeliciteerd inderdaad. Stemmige, mooie haibun. Hij komt me bekend voor trouwens. Heb je hem hier al eens eerder geplaatst?

    1. Dank je wel, Arnold.
      Klopt, de haibun heeft er al eerder op gestaan in een iets andere versie.