memory, haibun

Wind took a massive life an elder elm has fallen.

It is reputed to have been a sapling in a wooden bucket a century and a half ago.

The community has generations of memories of the elm. It was a favorite rendezvous of courting couples, a shady site for family picnics, and for final wishes, ashes were spread beneath the Park Elm.

stories shared delight

people mourn circle gathered

deep roots shared fate all

c. Lemuel

22 July 2018

haibun poem

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