May 30, 2020

The Gathering

The get together began with my grandparents as their children started families of their own. Everyone would gather at the home of one of the five brothers and sisters to share a meal and celebrate Christmas.

        slice of lemon
        and sweet tea over ice . . .
        southern accent

Families grew from generation to generation. Some moved away and others passed away. Word finally came that the family would no longer gather for Christmas. It is sad that this annual rite has ended, and that time and circumstance has separated us.

        familiar face
        yet the name slips
        away . . .

Dan Hardison

Frogpond, vol. 43:2 spring/summer 2020

May 11, 2020

Sense of Time and Space Challenge

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison

Haigaonline - Sense of Time and Space Challenge
Vol, 21-1, Spring 2020