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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 

 

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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
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Chess

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old men playing chess
on a chilly afternoon
fumbling every move
 
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a glorious game
checkmate in only three moves—
the wily old man
 
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The petite player,
placing the white knight just so,
declares victory.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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