Today, I’d like you to write about singing along with your music and driving. Off on a trip, off on vacation, soothing yourself and just driving at night, driving out your anger or your grief, shared a few songs with a friend?
Let’s keep the haibun classic (please, no poems or “westernized” writings) with one paragraph and a haiku – not a senryu, or three line micropoem, or American sentence. I want us to keep this clean and classic. Also if you like, print out the lyrics to your favorite song or embed a video as well so we can sing along with you, cry with you, laugh with you, take this job and shove it with you.
Dawn came quietly and with majesty, illuminating my bed in the ‘old bus.’ My friend Maria and her partner had offered me this berth for the night after our community drum circle on day two of DrumTrek here on the island of Skye. Too late to drive away and anyways, the craic was good. We ate a breakfast that only dear friends could with silence and smiles, fresh coffee and memories. Then I hit the road to Edinburgh. But first I had to get off the Island. She rose up to meet me this morning, all blue mountain and blankets of cloud, and sang a song of soul deep into my bones. I didn’t have music playing but in my head I could hear Davy.
The pipes are calling
deep ancestral vibrations
summer of my life
Notes: I filmed much of DrumTrek, both the drum circles and the road ahead with a view to one day making a film/writing the story. On my return I edited a short piece of the Skye footage and added a track of Davy Spillane’s. So whilst I wasn’t singing out loud from my mouth this day I was in a moment of pure bliss, deeply connected to the mystery, and I could hear this music in my mind as I drove. I hope you enjoy it.
Music: Midnight Walker: Davy Spillane
Why not join us over at dVerse tonight with a Haibun of your own.
How to play:
- One paragraph, one haiku. If you need a review on writing haiku, please go to this link: https://dversepoets.com/2015/11/16/japanese-poetry-forms-twins/
- If you are multitasking writing to several prompts, please remember this is a haibun prompt and write accordingly.
- Link your haibun to Mr. Linky and also to this prompt so others can find their way here.
- Read and comment on other’s haibun. Remember, this prompt is good through the week so you are not late if you don’t immediately post.
- Check back for new entries during the week to read and enjoy.
- Have lots and lots of fun with this.