Notes Found On The Refrigerator June, 2018

23 Jun

~Five Short Haibun(s)~



     She swam naked with her friends; I sat on the shore haunted by “Original Sin”. I watched fully dressed, as summer would allow, watching her swim.

Eve in confidence

allowed spring to leave and bow

to summer solstice



     I’m following a long lineage of incompetency that has gotten lucky at times. But, most times, mistakes were flown over my head and wondered, “what the heck was that?’ Then, those lucky times, what I wanted to do, seem completed, with what I did.

sit dandelion

the mower has yet to come

enjoy the green grass


Dandelion comp





(Last Night’s Lover)

     She deferred her last glass of wine to what she felt, before passing out in a warm summer evening sleep.

     Awaking before sunrise, she looked and found the keys to her car that she had illegally parked on the curb, between two maple trees.

     Leaving her underwear between the sheets and without a parking ticket, she smiled as her tires chirped with a happy squeal and went south for the winter.

spring rain on lush greens

drips on dandelion weeds

loving what it feels



      Who puts a half piece of toast with jelly and peanut butter in the frig at midnight, after eating the first half ten minutes before?


lightning bug shines

in the dark of yesterday’s

story still untold



     So, you told me that life never ends. yet… you want me to sign a contract in blood, with my soul; nailed to a post of my past —as you fiddled with us in Rome and roasted us silently in hell.

     You promised us redemption and angels as brides! And they, would receive us into life ever after. But, what are you doing for us now? Without anger or flood to keep our heads above the waters.

what season is light

when darkness seems to prevail

in hearts without love

*photo by R.K.Garon in his cave and his "barn".
A Special Thanks to Björn Rudberg for introducing me to Haibun and Bashō.

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Haibun, Haiku, Love, New Hampshire, Spiritual, Zen


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22 responses to “Notes Found On The Refrigerator June, 2018

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    June 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    A fascinating collection, much enjoyed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)

    June 25, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Love these!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Myrna Rosa

    June 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Loved these, especially the dandelion enjoying life before the mower. Also, the last one which makes me think of today’s world situation. But I liked them all.

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    June 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I’m thinking about that dandelion and the underwear in the sheets and no parking ticket. The last one sadly resonates.

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  5. gillena

    June 25, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Monday Writes 160 is live. I invite you to link in today and every Monday

    much love…


  6. annell4

    June 25, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Each a clever write!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. magicofwordsblog

    June 25, 2018 at 7:40 am

    I always enjoy your notes on the fridge and this was a great variety of haibun from lighthearted to poignant and delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. sanaarizvi

    June 25, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I love this! Especially; “spring rain on lush greensdrips on dandelion weedsloving what it feels.” 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jinksy

    June 25, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Long stories – told short! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. mhmp77

    June 25, 2018 at 6:35 am


    Great series of haibun posts here ZQ. Great story-telling!


    Liked by 1 person

  11. vandana

    June 25, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Sweet and sour lines. Our life is ephemeral like dandeions.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. thotpurge

    June 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Love the thoughts and images in the haiku…especially “what season is light” and “in the dark of yesterday’s story still untold” and “sit dandelion”… beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Vivian Zems

    June 24, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Fantastic collection…love the different perspectives here.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. gillena

    June 24, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    That last one #5 is especially provocative. But hang on to his promises. His plan is unfolding even if do you not understand

    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today


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  15. hypercryptical

    June 24, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Love all, especially the clever dandelion ones.
    The fifth is especially deep.
    Anna :o]

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  16. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 24, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Love your haibun… and taken together I can stitch a bigger story… the last one really made me think that the lover moved in?

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    June 24, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    All are works of art leaving me to linger in thought, but the last one was particularly poignant my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. magicalmysticalteacher

    June 24, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    May the mower never come to the dandelion you have immortalized in your poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Mary

    June 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I enjoyed this collection. I loved your musing about the half piece of toast with jelly & smiled about the naked swimmer! Some interesting words – very reflective & subtle.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Sherry Marr

    June 24, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Oh, those closing lines got to me especially. Too many hearts without love around right now. But those of us with feelings, will get rid of them, I hope. I smiled at the peanut butter bread in the fridge. I would never have that much restraint, would have to eat the whole thing.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. skipmanning

    June 24, 2018 at 5:54 am

    wow.! I feel,again,as if someone has been watching me and taking notes. My brother, you do KICK-ASS!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Gospel Isosceles

    June 24, 2018 at 5:19 am


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