Life – Haibun Thinking

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Trees are cut furiously and logs are rolled down with delight. The horses, Ryan and Julie, dig the earth excitedly, knowing that something is going on. Deforestation is taken to a new level, with no sign of life, except for the humans. There is a strange sadness all around, even Julie and Ryan silent. Their groom unties them, letting them out to graze. As Julie feeds nearby, Ryan runs around in anger and excitement. All of a sudden, there is a loud shriek. Ryan is rolling down, with legs bruised from the log. Two horses now one, as Ryan is shot down. Humans systematically resume deforestation, as Julie watches.

All signs of life

destroyed with haste

machines at work

This was written for Haibun Thinking, a new challenge by Anja, Alastair, Summerstommy and Anelephant. Do please take part to support them and the art of Haibun.

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21 thoughts on “Life – Haibun Thinking

  1. Welcome to Haibun Thinking, great haibun and such a heartbreaking situation, man’s wanton destruction of the environment at any expense. Very strong haiku, loved it. Welcome again!!!

  2. A very moving Haibun. Padmini. So sad for both Ryan and Julie. Deforestation sees the end of everything. Thank you for taking part in our first week.

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