June 28, 2013

Days of Summer

Before plastic bottles, soft drinks (also known as soda pop) came in glass bottles. To encourage their reuse, the empty glass bottles could be returned for a deposit. But even with its bounty, glass bottles could still end up along the roadsides much as their plastic counterparts do today.

As a kid, we would bicycle down the road and collect these discarded bottles, and return them to a grocery store for their reward. Then we would buy candy and baseball trading cards with our newfound wealth.

clap, clap of cards
on the spokes of bicycles . . .
days of summer

— Dan Hardison

Photo by Dan Hardison
Brunswick County, North Carolina

Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - April 2013, vol 9 no 1

June 14, 2013

Smell of Coming Rain

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Maury County, Tennessee

World Haiku Association, May 2013