Haibun in the Modern English-Language Style by Ray Rasmussen
| Ray's Haibun | Ray's Homepage | Haibun by Other Authors | Haibun Definition |


Bend in the River


From a willow bough, a tiny flycatcher flutters up, hovers in the setting sun, wings and body backlit to a golden halo. It could be one of the newly hatched mayflies it's after, but imagine instead that the bird is dancing to the song of the meandering stream. Or simply dancing.

hands stained purple
from Saskatoon berries
why did she leave?
reaching again
for a too high berry


published in Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose, Issue 1, Summer 2009.