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Home Again – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant remember forever Maybe just 1 or 2 hundred years But though he is old His humour’s not cold His rhymes still reduce strong men and he hopes pretty ladies to tears AnElephant makes another interminable assault on this great … Continue reading

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Sink like a Stone – Sunday Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant swim across La Manche Though he hasn’t yet given up hope He has two legs and two arms His ears keep him from harm And his trunk makes a cool periscope This is a weekly invitation to write a short … Continue reading

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Christmas Haibun

AnElephantCant forget Santa time So he writes this piece of whimsy He is still plotting To hang up his stocking Although he does not have a chimney Xmas in Isipingo Life in South Africa in 1958 is quite different from … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

AnElephantCant always be funny And he can’t always write the best rhyme But he can say thank you to Nelson Mandela The greatest man in his lifetime We remember the man in the green shirt We remember the smile on … Continue reading

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Monkeys in Trees – Līgo Haībun Challenge

AnElephantCant claim to have wisdom After all he is practically wild But even he can learn So his thoughts take a turn When he listens to the words of a child This week’s Līgo Haībun Challenge comes courtesy of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Sports Agitated

AnElephantCant tell Americans about sports He figures you guys reckon you are pretty expert He knows some that are different In which you are less mellifluent Please do not take his lectures to heart You play all sorts of games … Continue reading

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The King and I

Not long ago I got involved in one of those conversations. You know the kind of thing – the meaning of life, is Scotland really the greatest place on earth (apart from the neighbours), what’s your favourite movie of all … Continue reading

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