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Looking at my World from a Different Place

A Black Friday Haibun


This is my first attempt at writing a haibun.


Rains, long promised, still hold off.   Sycamores and cottonwoods spill their life force like blood over cracked dry hillsides. This does not seem like a place where paradise exists. Glass towers float like castles in the air on a layer of smog, yet I still discover beauty. This is where I was brought during my Black Friday travels.  This is what I found in the middle of the frenzy.

On a sun soaked day
Among flaming cactus spines
hummingbirds battle.

smoggy skyline



hummingbird 3 small

hummingbird 2 small

getty cactus garden 1 small

These photos were taken in the gardens of the Getty Center Campus.


ljgloyd (c) 2014


4 thoughts on “A Black Friday Haibun

  1. What a great way to begin writing haibun. You have grasped the form beautifully with some really poetic imagery here.

  2. Lovely, hope you do some more.

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