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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

hay bales (haibun)

Hi Gail,
I like your new short pieces - they are akin to prose poems, but just the right length, or perhaps they are succinct meditations. Well written & thought out, the creations of a true contemplative  ;  )

There is possibly a publishing market for them - perhaps with a few more you could get a regular column with THE LINK or some other mag.
peace & poetry power!
Chris ... & Chase Wrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!

p.s. This aft Chase & I made a return hike to the new logging slash about a mile back on the trails behind Zion Church. The last time we hiked there we surprised a huge herd of deer browsing on the tasty remnants left by the loggers. The place looks like hell - a forest version of Mordor - but the deer love the fresh supply of tender tree tops & branch ends & the safety  from predators provided by the openness.

When I visited Morley's dad at Campbellford Hospital last week, this was the story he wanted to hear - about this huge gathering of perhaps 40+ deer foraging in their own unique deer yard. When Morley visited him on Sunday, this was again what Don wanted to talk about. Don is an old bushrat, raised in this area, & these woods & their creatures are his favourite places. He was so concerned about the deer starving over this bitterly old-fashioned winter that he asked Morley to lug a bale of hay back to the slash.

bitter winter
dying man dreams hay bales
for starving deer


On 2014-03-25, at 12:31 PM, Gail Taylor wrote:

Hi Chris,
I am sorry that I did not get to join you last Sunday but I was making my trips to Peterborough. The link below is the direction that I am thinking about going with my writing.  When you have minute, let me know what you think.

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On 2014-03-25, at 10:45 PM, marvin orbach wrote:

Hi Chris,
   That certainly is a great haibun.  You are a master of  the haibun.
   If you do any more that deal with nature, please keep me in mind. 
    Marvin,   retired librarian.

Many thanks for the kind words, Marvin  ; )
I felt a real kinship with Basho's final "over the withered fields" haiku this afternoon.
Wrfffffffffffffff!  Chris/cricket & Chase

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Andreas Gripp has left a new comment on your post "hay bales (haibun)":

a very touching haibun. thanks for posting, Chris.

Posted by Andreas Gripp to Riffs & Ripples from ZenRiver Gardens at 26 March 2014 08:53

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1 comment:

Andreas Gripp said...

a very touching haibun. thanks for posting, Chris.