Paying respect (haibun)

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The family gathered in her home, feeling her presence everywhere. One daughter, sat rocking in her mother’s chair by the window, reminiscing

all took turns
even the woodpecker,
paid their respects

© Tournesol ’15

8 thoughts on “Paying respect (haibun)”

  1. Even bullies can share the sadness and longing. And we all took a turn sitting in Mom’s rocker the day we divided the last of the stuff. Same road yet again.


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