June 13, 2014


Catching the Light


Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina


World Haiku Association, Jun 2014


May 9, 2014


Journeying



Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina


World Haiku Association, Apr 2014


April 19, 2014


Children Showing Off



Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina


Simply Haiku, Summer 2011

April 4, 2014


Winter Warmth



Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina / Cookeville, Tennessee


World Haiku Association, Mar 2014


March 21, 2014


Her Name Was Mary


My grandparents spent long hours operating their small-town grocery. Mary helped care for their house and prepare meals. As kids, we would race to the kitchen to visit with her. A big woman with a big smile, she would be standing there in her ruffled apron. When asked how a dish was prepared, her polite response would be to use a pinch of this and a little of that and cooked until it was just right. Mary has been gone many years now, yet when I am in the kitchen preparing something new, I think to myself, “What would Mary do?”

standing
with you beside me . . .
shadows


— Dan Hardison


Photo of Mary by Sammy Hardison
Columbia, Tennessee



Haibun, Haibun Today - March 2014, vol 8 no 1


February 21, 2014


Winter Walk


It is bitter cold today yet the dog stands at the door, tail wagging, and with an eager look. It is time for his daily walk. Rather than disappoint, I begin to bundle up. After donning boots, heavy coat, scarf, wooly hat, and gloves, I turn to see the cat lazily step onto her bed and curl into a contented ball. Reluctantly, I step into the frigid air for the walk. We return later with me frozen and the dog prancing happily. After the process of discarding my winter garb, I notice the cat still curled on her bed, turned slightly now on her side, and a grin on her face.

daylong rain
stretching into night . . .
restless dog


— Dan Hardison


Photo by Dan Hardison
Wilmington, North Carolina



Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - January 2014, vol 9 no 4