indra’s net, a book of haibun by Donna Fleischer

Petersen Field


Late winter bone stillness of the field. Dog’s soft footfall herding gait in figure eights encircling us, ghost-like, chasing shadows as they engulf us; knows no less than we whose footsteps spoon snow parfait crust halted by a clutch of briar on the northside of the workers’ house “in ruin  before they left ten years ago,” says this new friend and suddenly we’re in the open field — escaped into late day light and free, for a while, to feel the farm’s passing millennium; the golf course recently finalized that will come of the next. we turn slowly to face each other. Staggering greyness of sky surprises with a hem of orange light from behind the far away and darkening hills


the white dog

up the snowy rise


Donna Fleischer
from indra’s net


The long out of print 44pp chapbook indra’s net, a selection of 25 haibun by Donna Fleischer is now free to read at Scribd. Here’s the link:

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this book. Can’t believe it’s available as a free PDF, it feels like Christmas. Thank you!

    • ho ho ho, Alan! And if you feel like it, a critical read and response is always appreciated. Thanks for reading it. – Donna


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