Haibun, Poetry by Sarah

Everlasting Love

mechanics of time
wound the clocks of good fortune
the summer we met

Though many years have passed, I remember as if it were yesterday; the way you sat shyly, shrinking into the corner at the restaurant. It was a mutual friend’s birthday celebration, yet this was the first time we had crossed paths. I sidled up to you, sensing your discomfort, and tried to put you at ease. Conversation was surprisingly effortless and soon the evening had whittled away. The pink hues of sunrise letting us know it was time to part. We exchanged numbers and eight years later, it is still the best decision I ever made. The shy young man, now, my self-assured husband.

vows long since exchanged
our precious hearts now complete
everlasting love




Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 16th 2017 – everlasting love

Task: The challenge for this week is to create a haibun themed “everlasting love” and of course there are a few rules … your haibun can have about 500 words (including the haiku) and your haiku has to follow the classical rules as there are e.g. the use of a seasonword and the 5-7-5 syllables count.

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Hippo


Image credit Pixabay 


soaking my blood sweat
in the dry African heat
hoping to stay cool

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s note: Hippo’s skin secretes a natural sunscreen substance which is red-coloured. The secretion is sometimes referred to as “blood sweat”, but is neither blood nor sweat. All hippos, even those with different diets, secrete these pigments.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, #162 – hope and stay

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Release

For TJ’s challenge this week, I have reblogged a photo which I feel depicts chaos and order working hand and hand…


an ordered release
rains celebration chaos
upon bride and groom

By Sarah ©2017



Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 13 August 2017 – chaos and order

By Sarah

Image By Sarah ©


This photo is a contradiction of itself. Portraying both order and chaos – the order of everyone releasing their confetti at the same time while conversely, creating chaos with this same release.

I love this photo which was taken at a friend’s wedding in 2012.

Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge, Task: Share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly).

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Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Mehendi

ancient body art

awakens inner light of

a painted lady

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Decorative designs are created on a person’s body that are intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun – “awakening inner light”. 

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #161 – painted and lady

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Looking At Leaves

A trio of Haiku for this week’s challenge from TJ. Enjoy!



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The last leaves crumble.
Days grow longer; warmth returns.
It’s looking like Spring.

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Looking at the world
from a leafy bird’s eye view.
I may catch them yet!

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This year I’m looking
to turn over a new leaf
…it’s long overdue.

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Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 29 July 2017 – leaf and look 
Image credits Pixabay

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Fate Making

Dark Tarot

turning over cards
a dark prophecy her fate;
chose to make her own.


Image credit Pixabay 


Lady Luck

she kissed the die twice
then threw them on the table
fate had made her day


Image credit Pixabay 


Downhill

as fate would have it,
it was all downhill from here
make the best of it


Image credit Pixabay


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge 159 – fate & make

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Matryoshka

Image credit Pixabay 

ornamental shells

of red and pink wooden halves

revealing figures


By Sarah ©2017

A Matryoshka doll is wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #158 – pink, shell