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15th August 1944

15th August 1944 The little town is empty, not a soul to be seen. Le Maquis, the French Resistance movement, pass the word to the villagers and the remaining families withdraw into the foothills of the Maures. In the morning … Continue reading

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Carnival Day – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant contemplate his life here Without the pleasures of eating and drinking So he continues to scribble About all sorts of nibbles And posts it here on his blog but not Haibun Thinking In the face of mounting indifference, AnElephant … Continue reading

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French Knight – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant wear shining armour He can not compete at the joustings But each week without fail He tells a wee tale Because he always has so much to say about things AnElephant again tries this great weekly challenge hosted by … Continue reading

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A Quiet Town – Haibun

AnElephantCant stand loud noises He even has a quite quiet and hushful trumpet There is no standing ovation When to his great consternation The giraffe next door acquires a drum kit A Quiet Town The fountain under the lights reflects … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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The Drive – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant always apologise That is not really the point of this verse But this week sadly You will see that he Exceeds wildly his allotted words But he kinda likes his wee story He does not want to make it … Continue reading

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The Camp – Līgo Haībun Challenge

AnElephantCant deny he’s a japester He does like a chuckle or two He loves when the gag is To capture the Haggis And lets the others decide what is true   AnElephant’s offering for the weekly Līgo Haībun Challenge, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Peace – The Līgo Haībun Challenge

AnElephantCant help but worry He does not want to let his friend down He hopes sweet Nightlake Has not made a mistake Līgo Haībun Challenge is no place for a clown AnElephant is invited to the Līgo Haībun Challenge. The topic … Continue reading

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