The Poet-tree, haibun

It’s Haibun Monday at dVerse, and I’m a day late… Xenia Tran is our host and she says:

For today’s Haibun Monday, you are invited to create a haibun about September and a special moment you experienced during this month or are looking forward to.

The prose can be narrative, lyrical or terse and the ku can be either a three-line haiku or a monoku (haiku in a single line).

You can have alternating blocks of prose and verse, as long as the total word count does not exceed 250 words.

I wish you all happy writing and if you are new to dVerse, here’s what to do:

  • Write a haibun about a special moment in September and post it on your blog.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and direct url to your work.
  • Add a link for dVerse on your page so others can find us as well.
  • Visit other poets on the list to read their poems and comment.
  • Visit our virtual pub and say hello.
  • Have fun!

Verdant leaves still cover the oak tree. Last week, I spent a few hours sitting on a bench, enjoying the nothingness of just being. My breath slowed and time hung in the balance.

For once, Michigan’s weather was perfect. That morning, I recognized the sound of crickets, a reminder of summer days. In the sky above, the Canadian geese flew south.

autumn solitude...
goldenrod rustles
in the wind

© Colleen M. Chesebro

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