Tag Archives: haibun

  1. The Pub

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    September 22, 2020 by petrujviljoen

    whether Magdalen or Batsheba, (the light was low). she draped herself over the uncomfortable barstool. there’s spine there somewhere and …
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  2. Baby, It’s Cold Out There

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    July 13, 2020 by petrujviljoen

    It’s South Africa. It’s winter, a particularly cold one (for South Africa). It’s a very small town, ravaged by Covid-19. …
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  3. Lost and Found

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    May 6, 2020 by petrujviljoen

      The shell, showing the open, prominent in the reading by the traditional healer. ”You’re in the mouth of many …
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  4. Journey

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    January 6, 2020 by petrujviljoen

    Her journey brought her to the first stone. That’s where the tracks ended. Where the wolves went, she does not …
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  5. The Girl

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    November 2, 2019 by petrujviljoen

    the height of the morning echoed in the aftermath of the dying day. a flash of heat, of light, one …
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  6. Lotus

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    July 14, 2019 by petrujviljoen

    The oldest of the flowering plants. A living fossil. The lotus survived the ice age, predating humanity by many thousands …
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  7. Scent and Search

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    July 1, 2019 by petrujviljoen

    Seven people around the lunch table. Ma, Pa. Us kids. The bread store-bought. A choice of toppings on the table. …
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  8. CDHK Weekend Meditation 51

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    September 23, 2018 by petrujviljoen

    Staying with Tagore’s poems. The distillation: wisteria – three years’ worth of growth and dying – one clump of blue …
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  9. Two (3?) birds on hand

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    July 26, 2018 by petrujviljoen

    small bird dying – a grim beauty It was my cat. I hate it when she catches birds. Lizards, mice …
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  10. Healing

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    April 30, 2018 by petrujviljoen

    I’m impatient. My need is great. So I leave. The cat will be at the gate when I get back. …
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