Northern Ireland Haibun #2

Another haibun commenting on my trip. To learn what a haibun is, go back and read my previous post.


She has a bad dye job, the red of Christmas bows instead of Irish lasses. One day she wears red tights with black thigh-high boots, the next purple tights and pink Mary Janes with heels, followed by a day with black spangly tights and red lace-up ankle boots (to match her hair?).

He has short, spiky hair — a punk version of a High-and-Tight. Clean cut. T-shirt with names of punk bands I’ve never heard of. Urban jeans but not Detroit-urban. The urban of Ulster Hall, where the Clash cancelled a gig, united a generation.

Clouds spread like debris

over the rippling river.

Cherry trees bloom pink.


  1. Quite hip!
    “clouds spread like debris…” that is so great.

  2. i really like that line too — and I really like this whole post! Happy Mother’s Day Megan!

  3. Ah . . . the history of punk rock and dyed hair and tights to match.