Gifts of All Colors (Or, what’s a haibun?)

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“You know”, he confided, “I want to walk in front of a truck…”

(photo of Chevy S-10 by Michael Levin)

“You know”, he confided, “I want to walk in front of a truck. My little girls would be much better off. I am the reject of the family…”

That’s how this haibun begins. What’s a haibun? It’s a combination of a haiku and prose. Tinywords is a website that will send you a new haiku, or in today’s case, a haibun daily.

Respecting the author is essential, so I’ll only post the last part of this haibun by Bett Angel-Stalwarz to encourage you to explore.

Christmas day
gifts of all colours
and shapes

You can read the entire haibun, called “Black Dog” by Bett Angel-Stalwarz here. Enjoy!

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About Michael Levin

Michael loves sharing what he's learned about organic lifestyles like living off the grid and bicycle commuting. He calls it "lifestyle entrepreneurship". He's into organic gardening, mindful living, and realizes that we only have this life and each other. His favorite quote is "The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both." (James A. Michener)


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