Last Blossom ~ #018 May 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Flash Fiction: Character

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Spring Ends. And the Summer Begins


tree leaves in spring. the rain falls. and flowers bloom.

after seven years they divorce before his birth.

his father in June. fourteen years later his mother in May.

his memories surface in May and June. laughing. sad. marking moments. breaking moments. particularly when he was young. now the world a trigger source. memories. 

old. abandoned. new. kept. large. small. cemeteries. a quiet walk. day or night.

his mother liked yellow. his father growing plants. 

late May. I broadcast sunflower seed packets. in the composting garden. where citrus trees grow. on the other side of the house. I water bonsai.

the last blossom
on my mother’s cheek
yellow rose



Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12


My response to the Flash Fiction Prompt: Character Theme for May 24, 2014 on the Claudette J. Young At Home site.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.


  • Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
  • Haiga is image which includes haiku as a part of the image—image and haiku as one work.



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