Haibun ~ Jerry
Beginnings, Endings and Things in the Middle
Christmas is finished, sofa pushed back to where the tree had stood.
Gifts put away, the artificial tree disassembled, stripped of jewelry,
in its cardboard coffin. The last of Christmas leftovers will be
meal. If the weather holds, we’ll make the long trip to the cemetery, to
my son’s grave under a new blanket of snow.
the cat walks his path
through winter’s storm
been to the cemetery since summer, when we inspected our prepaid granite
placed parentally next to his.
in the cemetery
we sit on our new headstone
Dreesen has been writing poetry for more than forty years. Since his
retirement in 2002, he has discovered the challenging world of haiku
and the art of haiga, the combination of art and haiku into one art
form. Jerry spends much of his time now creating haiga watercolor images
as well as creating and selling watercolor note cards. When time permits
he also makes artist trading cards (ATCs) from his watercolor and pen
images and draws cartoons for his own enjoyment. He continues to write
free verse poetry and has been featured poet at several local poetry
has created an art and poetry e-gallery that features his haiga and
photo-haiku: http://www.jerrydreesen.com .
He recently has become an avid blogger. His blog, http://www.jerrydreesen.blogspot.com includes
his non-haiga art as well as free verse poetry.
watercolor haiga has been featured in Simply Haiku, Moments, Reeds, Mindfire
Revisited and Haiga-On-Line as well as others.
2005: Simply Haiku