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Friday, June 12, 2009

June afternoon, sitting by the canal in London's Little Venice, discovering this city that re-invents itself more often than there is time to learn it. I promise myself to take a boat trip soon, down these deceptively quiet waterways --who know what mysteries they hold. But for now, I am content to ponder the relationship between the ripples, willows and fowl life. While I eat a hurried lunch, Japanese tourists struggle tongue-twisted, to find their way --photographing every step of the route to their destination.

By the canal
sharing a summer lunch,
the ducks and I

The strolling tourists
wool-wrapped for the occasion
-- midsummer in England

**this a first ever attempt at a haibun, before I know what is exactly a haibun, and what is its essence and rules, critique welcome.


nora said...

delightful! I learned with my first, like haiku, that it's harder than it seems. But you're a natural. :-)

Beatrice V said...

Thank you Nora! I actually I have hardly read any haibun, will check your page, if you have some, would love to read more.

nora said...
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nora said...

I don't want to detract from your lovely haibun. Here is the one that is due to be published any day on Contemporary Haibun Online: http://haikuaday.blogspot.com/2009/02/cleaving.html

diana l. said...

I love the last three lines.

Congratulations on your bravery in breaking new ground. (Perhaps you'll inspire me as well!)

diana l. said...

P.S. I think you should remove the "on" after "ponder".