Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4
Liberty Port; Brest, France
Jason Sanford Brown
At the counter a woman stands, impatiently waiting for us to order, so she
can order and be on her way. I wave her ahead. She quickly places her
order and looks at me, "Parlez-vous franšais?" "En peu." I reply. "┴ peu."
she responds and leaves.
We purchase the four bottles of red wine, one each, and the two baguettes to
share and make our way to the park. We find a bench overlooking the port
from which German U-boats once sailed against our grandfathers and
countrymen, those submariners of WWII.
We ceremoniously push the corks into the bottles and break bread, while
French children play on the park's playground.
a break in the drizzle
road signs all marked in
Jason Sanford Brown is editor of Roadrunner Haiku Journal and member of The
Skipping Stones Haiku Group. His haiku and related genres have been
published in most of the usual places.
Roadrunner Haiku Journal
The Skipping Stones
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