The Torchbearer
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The Torchbearer

An Haiku Moment

Haiku with Commentary

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Illinois farmland…
pheasant scoots across the snow
the pickup heads home

The Haiku

I have always had an emotional connection with this haiku. I was driving my dad’s blue pickup home one winter evening on a two-lane country blacktop road in central Illinois. The day had been cloudy and…

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