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Issue 12: March 2022
Haibun: 77 words
By Kat Lehmann

Hiraeth

 

The closest word for the feeling is from a language I cannot speak. It describes the longing for a home one has never had. A circumstance not part of this world but known to the soul and the inner self. A desire to return to oneness with the divine. An unexplained nostalgia, a brush with a parallel existence. I sense the heat but cannot touch its flames.

shades of blue
the line between
sea and sky

Kat Lehmann
Issue 12, March 2022

is a haiku poet, a potter, and a scientist based in Connecticut, USA. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has been honored in The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards (individual poem), the Haiku Society of America Harold G. Henderson Haiku Award, and Japan’s Basho-an Award.

Kat is a Founding Co-Editor of Whiptail: Journal of the Single-Line Poem and and an Associate Editor at Sonic Boom. She serves as a panelist in The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award (2021-present) and is a judge in the annual Trailblazer Contest. Her third book, Stumbling Toward Happiness, shares her notes of self-exploration.

Kat’s work, including her experimental “sudo-ku” multi-haiku form, can be read at her new website: https://katlehmann.weebly.com/

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Sensory Revelation Tank, haibun by Kat Lehmann which was nominated by MacQ for the Red Moon Anthologies, and selected for publication in Contemporary Haibun 17 (Red Moon Press, 2022).

 
 
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