Haibun Monday at dVerse and Toni Spencer has a prompt for us. The image is mine.
Today I would like you all to write a haibun, true, and only one or two tight paragraphs ending with a classic haiku and to link it up and read other poets and comment. Indeed, many times, the comments received on our poems, at this site, are beyond price, they are free! If you need help with writing a classic haiku (5-7-5 or short-long-short with a seasonal word (kigo) and a cutting word (kireji) that separates the upper and lower kus, you can follow this link: https://dversepoets.com/2015/11/16/japanese-poetry-forms-twins/
I am not talking about free and freedom but free, as in no cost – priceless as well. What has happened to you since Christmas that was free, that was beyond measure or cost? Was it a night by the fire sipping something delicious by yourself or with a loved one (human or animal), a walk in the snow or rain, the birth of a child, writing a poem you were really pleased about, skating on a pond or river, a concert or recital, a hug from a good friend or loved one? The list goes on and on about free things that transform our being.
My walk is intentional. I could smell the mist in the air as I awoke. So off I am, crunching across ice crusted grass in search of light. Light that is always free but not always seen. Blessed by the God Freyr, ‘Lord of the Aesir’, I am stopped in my tracks. Light swords it’s way through the mist as the morning’s warm round offering peeks from behind the trees. Reflections mirror the beauty as a doorway to beyond is opened. I step through.
Winter’s morning light
slicing through the mist of me
no one is witness*
- originally I wrote ‘no one to witness’ and subsequently re wrote it after lovely Mentoring from the Haiku Queen 😉