The radio announced that the HMAS Melbourne would be berthed in town for the locals to board for a tour. This was after all the town closest to our largest naval base where the sailors made their presence felt in many ways and the navy had consented to host this open event.

People flocked to town as I wondered how an aircraft carrier could pass under our bridge … so many April fools that day!

Autumn falls on us

With tricksters playing silly pranks

Belly laughter rings out

Google image, a destroyer, not an aircraft carrier

d’Verse – For this week’s Haibun Monday, write about April Fools’ Day: a time when you played a prank or had one played on you; the best April Fools’ prank you’ve experienced or heard of; or a memorable April Fools’ Day. You could even play a joke on us in your haibun! Aim to write no more than three tight paragraphs about 1st April, followed by a traditional haiku that includes reference to the season.