Bells – the Līgo Haībun Challenge

19 May


Through the thick fog the eerie sound of the ships bell can be heard. Eight bells, this sailors watch is over. All hands are on deck as the ship’s commanding officer gives the eulogy. The burial flag, now soaking wet, will be removed before the casket is slowly lowered over the deck and committed into the churning sea .

a sailors last wish

to be returned to the sea

death is not the end


6 Responses to “Bells – the Līgo Haībun Challenge”

  1. nightlake May 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    A sailor would definitely find home in sea; both in life and death. A beautiful haibun. Thank you

  2. yarnspinnerr May 20, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    Clapping 🙂

  3. Penny L Howe May 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Both moving and soulful. You conveyed the mood of the environment so well with your words and haiku! 🙂

  4. Peripatetic Eric May 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    So much said in so few words.

  5. Sarah Ann May 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Very poignant. Especially liked your haiku and all it sums up.


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