cattails
September 2016
Haibun
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UHTS collected works


A Literary Pilgrim’s Progress
Anna Cates
USA


In 1992 I took a “junior’s abroad” class trip to study “The British Literary Landscape.” We visited Shakespeare’s Stratford-on-Avon and Wordsworth’s Lake District. In Canterbury, the acerbic evangelical history professor warned us, “Don’t venture inside the New Age boutiques. This is no longer a place for Christian pilgrims.” But I wasn’t afraid of dangling crystals and ceramic dragons...

cultish boutique
a pyramid shimmers
in rainbow sunlight