< meta charset="UTF-8"> Haibun Today: A Haibun & Tanka Prose Journal

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 4, December 2019

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Joan Prefontaine
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA

How It Sometimes Happens

There are moments when art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor.
                                                      – Oscar Wilde

The first image drifts into my consciousness as I chop kindling for the evening fire. Two days later, as I pick the last of my winter squash, a few phrases drop by like new neighbors to say hello. Revision may require days or years, as I pour gravel into potholes, intent on fixing the roads around me.

daily tasks
the weight of an empty