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The House on the Hill

On every bird there sits a tree Singing a song of love AnElephant hopes it is a very small tree Or an exceedingly muscular dove This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Did July When You Said You Loved Me?

AnElephantCant always be original Both his readers think that is hardly worth a mention He may be a bit of a dunce But of all thirteen or so months The seventh is his favourite he wants no misapprehension July is … Continue reading

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The Kingfisher – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant forget his USA trip He loved to walk by the mighty Columbia River Quite often entranced Then quite by chance He finds a memory that stays with him forever AnElephant once again launches his one pachyderm assault on this … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Un Petit Bisou* From Me to You

AnElephantCant hide his embarrassment He thinks he just had a very close squeak To his great surprise Two friendly French guys Give him a smile and a hug and a kiss on each cheek Now in Scotland this is considered … Continue reading

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The Kiss – Ligo Haibun Challenge

AnElephantCant ever forget Because the proverb so clearly says this So he is inclined To keep it in mind He must remember that a kiss is just a kiss This week’s Līgo Haībun Challenge comes once again from the perfect Penny, … Continue reading

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