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Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2

HAIBUN

both sides now

rush home to meet the sitter once around the block with the double stroller just breathe

front stoop
the fading light
of clouds

ivy quad the time between visits longer and longer the goodbye hug no tears

cloud swirl
the slow walk
back to work

Roberta Beary


Roberta Beary Roberta Beary grew up in New York City and currently lives in Maryland.

"I feel a closeness to Japan since I lived in Tokyo for 5 years in the 1990s. While living in Japan, I discovered haiku. Today I am an active member of the towpath haiku group, which meets in the Washington, DC area. We often get together to workshop our haiku and haibun. One of the things I like to do is to look up other haiku poets when I travel. I strongly believe in the power of haibun to tap one's most bittersweet memories."