February 22, 2019

Earth Challenge

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison

Haigaonline - Earth Challenge
Vol, 19-2, Autumn 2018

February 9, 2019

The Notebook

It is interesting what may be found after someone passes away. My Mother loved gospel music, so it was no surprise to find a copy of “Revival Songs” among her personal things along with her bible. But it was curious to also find a black three-ring notebook with pages of handwritten notes from a 12th grade public school American History class of 1950.

        spring bud
        breaking into bloom . . .
        lost and found

Among the stated objectives of the class was to be better American and world citizens; promote love of home and church; to train my hands to be busy, my head to be clear and my heart to be warm; to know the past, to understand the present, and to judge the future more accurately. There were quotations from historical and literary figures, excerpts from poems, and verses from the bible. The class was on American History, but its purpose was on strength of character.

        golden faces
        following the sun . . .

Dan Hardison

Contemporary Haibun Online, October 2018, vol 14 no 3