< 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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Marilyn Humbert
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Red Sky

What do I know of war, the madness of men and machines?
What do I know of fear and hunger, of death?
What do I know of hiding from sounds in the night?

cathedral bells
hammer warning
long lines
of soldiers, guns
locked and loaded

redden sky
to east and west
crowding northern roads
cliffs protect the south

a newborn
in the dreck and ruin
cries loudly
a green shoot
amongst the rubble