Haibun Road week 14

You are never the same person after a hike.  Every path is a mixture of history, birdsong and exertion.  Oh, and lightning fast lizards, chipmunks and veins of quartz jutting out for dramatic effect.  Your sweat dries and lunch is enjoyed, but the trail lingers. Returning from a hike I find the trail Still on […]

Haibun Road Week 12/honeysuckle

A walk around Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, AR will have you breathing deeply taking in the sweet smell of honeysuckle. Many people remember as a kid “drinking” the nectar of the honeysuckle flowers. I did not know until recently that many honeysuckle bushes are actually an invasive species so reviled that certain states have […]

Haibun Road Week 10

A friend told me this is a funny story. I do not find it funny at all. The “rush” registration for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon was in March. Now what “rush” means is that there are only a few spots allotted to the lucky few who are on their computers at just the right […]

Haibun Road/Cactus Haiku challenge

An hour run in the neighborhood before sunrise is peaceful. Brings peace. Peaceful power. The power of peace. An hour run in the neighborhood before sunrise. Before cars. Before school buses. Before dog walkers. Before striving. Before the sun. The road. The breath. The moon. Before the sun. Before the sunrise Road  Breath  Moon  Run […]