Haibun Monday – “Too many mine”

I hold myself as carefully as a glass of wine, each angle carved from the air, each movement crafted in bone, in flesh, in skin; my breath a liquid weight in my chest; my mind entangled by my own movement. I find my way through the air, I pin myself to the ground, I hold myself here.

Control of breathing
The slow sliding movement of
Muscle under skin

27 thoughts on “Haibun Monday – “Too many mine”

  1. Your opening line really captures me – I close my eyes and feel how I hold a glass of wine… with care lest I spill the red; with adoration for my personal favorite vintage; with the casualness of what brings a sense of contented enjoyment and familiarity… that is the experience of just those first words. Clearly, I love this poem!

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  2. There is so much in this short, exquisite haibun, Sarah. Breathing…the feel of muscle under skin…something I want to focus on tomorrow morning during my quiet time. So glad to be getting to learn about you, so glad you are here at dVerse.

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  3. Your offering today is just exquisite! You capture a very complex and unsettling feeling– that is, the awareness of the strangeness of one’s own incarnate existence; the sensation of being a fallible body. This is graceful, disquieting, intimate, and exhilarating.

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  4. So nice to read you out here on the dVerse trail. Yours is done with brevity, but the message is clarion; good word smithing too.

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  5. This is so beautiful. I so enjoy the knowing and feeling of your body. I agree with De, exquisite metaphor. Thank you joining in on this. This beautiful short haibun says so very much.

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  6. What came to mind was yoga since that is what I’m familiar with and then I saw your tag that said Pilates. I think they must be similar in the concentration of holding the position and breathing into it. Wonderful!
    Gayle ~

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