Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 2, June 2011

Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


The Apprentice

He is a Neapolitan child of the streets, in short pants and skinned knees, until he is apprenticed to a tailor and learns how to handle a needle and thread, how to cut cloth, how, with wool or silk or gabardine, to take arms and legs, torso and shoulders, and reshape them into a new man.

moldering leaves
spread on the forest floor
hidden mushrooms







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