Haibun # 4

Roads are so fascinating because far off, in the distance, they always curve into some unknown, inviting and frightening, tantalizing our sense of adventure. They open us to the moment and fill us with wonder, swelling our hearts with endless possibilities.

Again and again
what I lost came back to me…
a traveler on the road

Douma, Lebanon, May 2018
Douma, Lebanon, May 27, 2018

Haiku # 452

Moon-borne water…
the drinking deer startled
by a sudden footstep


Ruby red…
the tiger’s claws deep
into his prey’s neck


Her eyes blinked…
over the calm water a ripple
of scintillating stars


…خريف الحقل
غيمة تبكي
في هوّة الذكريات