Moon Shadows

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Hunter’s  moon rises

Dolphins dance on the water

Songs of love linger

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Written for Frank Tassone’s Hiakia Challenge using the prompt Hunter’s Moon. Join us at:

#Haikai Challenge #56 (10/20/18): Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

 

 

Independence Day

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Independence Day (a Haibun)

Perhaps our understanding of freedom and independence is skewed by misguided expectations. Our Republic was founded on the principles of freedom under law. The question becomes whose freedom and whose laws. It seems that every time there is a social push for change, the ensuing freedom comes with expectations that everyone will get on board. When that does not happen, then it (our newfound freedom) becomes means of control and forced compliance. Too bad we can’t just enjoy our freedoms without insisting everyone has to see things our way!

Independence Day

Freedom to control others

The way we see fit

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Frank Tassone asked us to look at the meaning Independence Day. What does it mean to be free and what are the necessities to remain that way. I believe we live in a country where the word freedom has been hijacked by those who want to control it. If that continues to happen we will no longer have a free society.

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#Haikai Challenge #40 (6/30/18): Independence #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga