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Haibun: Easter Meal

The anchovies on the pizza were too salty, and I’m desperately thirsty. I keep trying to drink some water, but the table wobbles and it’s hard for me to pick up the glass. I never expected to be eating alone in a sad café on a chilly Easter Sunday. Through the dirty window an almost biblical scene unfolds: sheep grazing on lush grass. A shepherd has led them there. It’s so restful to watch that I close my eyes for a moment. But the impatient water prods me back to awareness by snapping out a single word: “Finished?”

On a windy day
the white dove loses her song
somewhere on the way.


Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 



Version 2
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

On a chilly day
a crow threads its raucous song
in and out the clouds.

Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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old men playing chess
on a chilly afternoon
fumbling every move
~~ ~~ ~~
a glorious game
checkmate in only three moves—
the wily old man
~~ ~~ ~~
The petite player,
placing the white knight just so,
declares victory.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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