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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 4, December 2014


Hansha Teki
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Obladi Oblada

Just forty-five years ago today my best friend's body was found hanging from a wooden beam in the family barn.

Paul was an innovative artist who, at eighteen years of age, began a journey along a road to his own Damascus. I can still recall the images he created with his masterful understanding of chiaroscuro; images that he destroyed on his last day.

By that time his increasingly exclusive diet of speed pills had transformed his self-perceived identity to be that of the real and fully evolved John Lennon.

advent light . . .
the pendulum of shadows
creaks through me

Author's Note: This haibun was first published in Cattails, September 2014.



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