May 27, 2011


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

Cinquain, Sketchbook - Mar/Apr 2011

May 20, 2011

Radiant Stillness

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

World Haiku Association, April 2011

May 13, 2011


Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Red Clay State Park, East Tennessee

Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010

May 6, 2011

Miss Lizzie

She lived near the middle of town in a broken-down house, isolated and alone. A six-foot fence of chicken wire kept strangers at bay. Covered windows kept out light and prying eyes. The yard was overgrown and no one knew if the tombstones in the front yard were memorials or actual gravesite markers.

People knew her only as Miss Lizzie and could not remember how long she had lived there or anything else about her. It was rare to get a glimpse of her, so she was regarded as eccentric and mysterious.

They now know she was 88 years old after she was found dead lying just inside the front door. So is this what happens when you outlive family and friends, and no one notices when you die?

windows growing dark
with shadows stretching longer –
disappearing light

— Dan Hardison

Photo by Dan Hardison
Maury County, Tennessee

Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - April 2011, vol 7 no 1