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Issue 7: March 2021
Haibun: 64 words [R]
By Lew Watts

They say I have my mother’s eyes


The Severn Estuary has an extreme tidal range—up to fifty feet—though the speed of its flows is less impressive. It can take several days for an object to drift the ten miles from the Rhymney River Bridge in Cardiff to the rocks at Sully Island.

a slight catch
in the vicar’s voice
closed casket


—Published previously in Wales Haiku Journal (2019); appears here with poet’s permission.

Lew Watts
Issue 7, March 2021

is the author of Lessons for Tangueros (poetry), Marcel Malone (novel), and Tick Tock (haibun collection). His haibun have been widely published and anthologized, and in 2019 he was elected into the New Resonance community of haiku poets. Originally from Wales, he now lives in Chicago, USA.

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