Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 2, June 2010

Roger Jones
New Braunfels, Texas, USA


Toledo Bend

“Inspiration Point”: a small enclave of swings, trees, birdhouses, benches, all surrounded by three large railroad-cross-tie crosses, all of it dedicated to T_____ R______, a young man killed at age 33 in 1992, cause of death not specified.

red earth
sunset sluicing
through trees

Fished this morning from 6 to 9 and caught only small ones. We nap at mid-day, when the heat is 99 degrees. Later, we try again. I slip onto my hook a devil’s horse lure and get a fairly quick strike. But alas, nothing more.

quiet cove
lap lap lap of lake water
against a pier

Relaxing in a cove. Iron red ground; cows bawling. A few dozen yards from a near shore, a dead wind-toppled pine, amid the tangled vines and leaves, protruding ten feet or so into the lake shallows.

boat ramp
the vanishing laughter
of a skier




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