October 25, 2013

Young Again

It is time to leave the hospital and we decide to have dinner down the street before making the long drive home. It has been a long day and we just want a light meal somewhere quiet. As we finish our meal, my sister asks if anyone is thinking about dessert. “There’s an ice cream shop two doors down,” she says. He immediately looks up and with a sheepish grin and a twinkle in his eye says, “ice cream sounds good to me.” We walk the short distance and enjoy a round of ice cream. As we make our way back to the car, he is eighty years young.

rain puddle . . .
stepping cautiously
through childhood

— Dan Hardison

Photo by Dan Hardison
Wilmington, North Carolina

Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - October 2013, vol 9 no 3

October 11, 2013

Prelude to Harvest

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

World Haiku Association, Sep 2013