Two haibun published at Contemporary Haibun Online

Very happy to report that two more of my haibun pieces have been accepted, this time by the wonderful Contemporary Haibun Online.

One is a little newer than the other, though both deal with being a tourist in Italy, something I was lucky enough to do back in 2011. Here they are:

Vatican Blues

Firenze

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Speaking of haibun and more specifically, the form of haiku, I’d like to know if anyone out there is interested in participating in a short but informal (and free) workshop on composing haiku?

I’d be willing to run it via a ‘closed’ blog if there was enough interest – please let me know here in the comments if you’re keen!

 

Florence Haiku Sequence

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blood orange
in small plastic cups
green fields blur

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sidewalk café
crowded with the
swell of English accents

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miniatures
in the souvenir shop
the fan droops

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trimming mat board
with borrowed scissors
Dr Conrad squirms

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to climb the Duomo
and breathe in the whole city
– graffiti

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frozen white
David’s too-large-hands
towering over us

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Begging in Rome – Reposted at ‘Bucket List Publications’

Fantastic news, Lesley Carter has republished my ‘Begging in Rome’ post at her travel blog ‘Bucket List Publications‘ – very happy to announce it here, it was great to touch the post up again and to ‘revisit’ Italy, I’m reminded how lucky I was to visit.

Just watch out for my usual rambling style!

And be sure to have a look at the loads and loads of other great stories at her blog too.