Birthday – Haibun

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I was never really a particularly chatty person. I always had my nose in a book, and I could never abide foolishness much. I was more interested in capturing catapillars and watching them change. Looking back, It felt like even as a child I was an old soul.

This, coupled with parents who were always at each others throat didn’t leave much time for celebrations. Especially not of birthdays. I don’t remember ever having a birthday party when I was young. That was never a big thing at our house. There were more pressing needs.

I do remember it being a day of protest, or acting up on my part. Thinking on this day I was somehow immune. The problem was my mom didn’t much abide foolishness either. So usually with my acting up, I got the order to “go pick a switch”. Birthday or no birthday.

new butterfly soars
on the wings of summer wind –
the nature of change

Pat R
8/03/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where it is haibun monday and the prompt is “Birthday”.
Kim is hosting. Come do some reading or paticipate here.

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen’s where it’s Poet’s choice this week. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.

Nectar Drunk – A Cherita

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a day very well spent

the rose garden is drenched
in the perfume of the blooms

I am one with the birds,
bees and butterflies
in a nectar drunk funk

Pat R

6/11/19

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For Cee’s Flower of The Day FOTD
FOTD – June 11, 2019 – Peonies

A Quadrille

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On Garden culture –

Ants are about hauling several times their weight

Bees and butterflies share a flower
Showing no interest in exerting power

Just what have they figured out that we have yet to?

Maybe some day soon it’s something we’ll get up to

Pat R

5/07/19

For dVerse Poets where the host this week is De. The prompt word for this week’s quadrille (a 44 words poem) is
“Up”

 

On Mountain Path

on a mountain path
somehow so moving
wild violets
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

in the garden
between colorful leaves
a late rose

(c) Chèvrefeuille

My Effort

on a mountain path
butterflies and bees are out
pollen dust on feet

PR

5/10/15

Post in response to prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku for other responses follow link

 http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/05/carpe-diem-726-on-mountain-path.html?m=1