Ekphrastic Haibun by Angelee Deodhar

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Ekphrastic Haibun: Remnants

For months my friend and I have exchanged quotes, jokes and news of our families. On more than one occasion she sent me cards she had made herself… a collage of paper flowers, lace and sequins on stiff card paper. I marvel at the suppleness and dexterity of the hands, now stiff with arthritis of this former concert pianist, who sends these miniature works of art, half a world away.

I am reminded of a postcard by Charles Spencelayh, an English painter, around 1920. Its title is “The Lacemaker (Mrs Newell Making Lace)”. Recently ,I sent her a packet of different scraps of coloured lace and some U.S. stamps to cover the postage she would need to send some more cards.

crickets –
koi swim through
lacy blue clouds

5 thoughts on “Ekphrastic Haibun by Angelee Deodhar

  1. Very well-written … makes one think admiringly a little more about the old lady, a former concert pianist. Is she a real friend of the writer or an imaginary person?

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