red tin, grey sky

Winter’s grey back drop offered mystical comfort. Stillness. There at the edges of this world, I sensed another. There was a peace hanging over the loch, like a misty prayer flag.  Whisper of wind. Then silence.

This is a day full of presence. Mine and nature’s. A kiss blown into my heart by the beauty of it all. Opening. Breathing deep. The simple red tin roof and the green of the Earth, stop me in my tracks. Tears fall.

they say ‘be here now’

and just as the sap rises-

consciousness expands


My submission for Haibun Monday over at dVerse.


36 thoughts on “red tin, grey sky

  1. Gospel Isosceles says:

    This work of art is a testament to when peace is a tangible presence, stopping us in our tracks. From misty prayer flags, to tears falling, to sap rising, you have illustrated the embodiment of peace in human and in Mother nature.

  2. kim881 says:

    I love winter’s grey back drop, its mystical comfort and misty prayer flag, Paul. I felt a chill down my back when I read your haibun. I also love:.’A kiss blown into my heart by the beauty of it all’. And that’s a cracker of a haiku!

  3. kanzensakura says:

    This is wonderful Paul. Such beauty and peace in your writing and your beholding. I’ve had those moments as well when nature brings tears to my eyes. This haibun is one of your best. The haiku is superb. I never thought of consciousness and sap rising in the same breath before. Now I shall always think of it. Thank you.

  4. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful Hai bun Paul. I felt like I was there walking with you watching the fog settle around the beautiful red roof. The kiss blown to the heart is great! sap and consciousness rising is a nice touch!

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