New dawn, or: Moon year

A haibun

The Deputy Director of the organization that I used to work for before taking a position at The Jewish Agency is moving out of Jerusalem; he will no longer be working full-time for our little NGO. This comes after my own departure; I’m still doing a bit of work on an hourly basis for my former employer, but not very much. All of the organization’s employees but one are now working part-time, out of the office.

The writing is on the wall.

horizon beckons
every new dawn a moon year
closer than before

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun based upon ‘a moment of clarity’.
  • From
    • In How to Haiku, Bruce Ross writes, “If a haiku is an insight into a moment of experience, a haibun is the story or narrative of how one came to have that experience.”

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

28 thoughts on “New dawn, or: Moon year”

  1. I like your haibun and am saddened to know that your former workplace is crumbling. I am seeing the same kind of thing happening at my former work – they just lost 2 more people. Currently there are only 5 out of 16 employees that remain from before I retired….

  2. Oh I am so sad to read that the organization has to scale down

    Work isn’t easy to come by.
    I pray the remaining people are able to spread their wings.
    I know it can be a quite daunting.

    Your haibun is full of optimism and hope. Love it.

  3. The company where I first started my career is struggling and has been for awhile. I left that org several years ago, and while my experience there was a mix of good and bad and while I’m quite happy I moved on and moved up career-wise at other places, and even as most of the people I worked with also left, I still feel a weird nostalgia.

    1. I really care about the organization that I left & I love my former boss, whom I consider a heroic mentsch.

      But I’m convinced that the NGO will cease to exist in a few years, and I couldn’t afford to wait around until that happens.

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