imp(erfect)

Today Victoria is hosting Haibun Monday.  For today’s prompt I am asking you             to consider the compelling world-view of Wabi-Sabi in writing your Haibun.           You may use an imperfect object to inspire you, or choose to include a grammatical   or spelling error in the prose portion of your work.  I do ask, however, that you adhere  to the proper form for a Haibun—that is, 1-3 tight paragraphs of non-fictional prose and a traditional Haiku that includes a reference to a season.

 

inside maker’s perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression      maker’s perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s          exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection      reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection exists      flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection exists reality’s

inside maker’s perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression      maker’s perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside perfection exists reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s          exits reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection      reality’s flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection exists      flawed embrace creative transgression inside maker’s perfection exists reality’s

perfect spring blossom

every petal unique-

broken by the fall

 

Notes: There is a Persian proverb, “A Persian Rug is Perfectly Imperfect, and Precisely Imprecise”. It’s said that weavers of Persian rugs create ‘mistakes’ or deliberate imperfections in their work, in recognition that the only source of perfect creation is God, the one perfect Creator. Can you spot the deliberate ‘mistake’ in the poem?

Inside Maker’s Perfection Exists Reality’s Flawed Embrace. Creative Transgression

This is not a perfect Haibun 😉

22 responses to “imp(erfect)

  1. Nice challenge–“exit for exist”. Leave it to you to alter the haibun to your own specifications–my kind of bloke.

  2. Creative and I’m glad you wrote that 12 times because it took my sleepy brain as many times to understand that one line. I like the haiku too, it says to me that some things are perfect, but not for long. 🙂

  3. A very meditative and transcendental feel to this, woven like a mandala and it is as if the haiku is grounding us and bringing us back to the present. A lovely write Paul :o) xxx

  4. The deliberate mistake could be the “exit” as others noted. It could also be not capitalizing the first word in the sentences or not having complete sentences. It depends on the standard one is referencing to judge something as imperfect. Then one could ask is there anything “flawed” or a “transgression”? Portraying it as such could also be a mistake. Interesting question to ask if a text could ever be without mistakes.

  5. We always speak about how much we appreciate the imperfections that make us unique (okay, some of us speak of that and value it). So, I love the thought of holding wee flaws and bends as the wonders of creation, as the real beauty that makes us wonderfully us…

    ..and your haiku? Pure yum.

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