< 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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John Zheng
Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA


Dr. Don George was my professor in China in the late 1970s; he was also my rebirth father because he brought me to this beautiful country and gave me a new life in the small city of Hattiesburg.

summer visit
in the town where
I was born
I’m asked
where I’m from

He taught me how to pronounce a word in English, how to mow the grass, and more importantly, how to be a man in my life.

spring morning
mom and dad chat
over coffee
memory an aroma
of old times

Without his and Mom’s generous support and guidance, I wouldn’t have been able to find my way to this new world. I thank him for giving me a life and for being my father.

autumn dusk
an empty recliner
in the den
a lonely cat
at the window