Sky haibun for D’verse

West Cork sunsets 2015 001All day, we’ve watched the sky, as if it were some ancient god, powerful and unpredictable. At lunch time great purple storm clouds boiled up from the west, but by mid afternoon the sky was clear, bright blue – like a gannet’s mad eye – scattered with wisps of white gauze. Right now, there are deep grey clouds rolling down almost to the horizon, opaque and ominous, but below them there’s a band of duck egg blue, like an angel’s robe. Swallows are flying high, a hopeful sign, weaving a complex sigil – warp and weft – across the darkening evening sky.

Dart and dance, swallow,
Call up a shimmering sky,
Weave a blue morning.

A haibun for Kanzensakura, over at D’verse
. She’s keeping bar there, and she’ll explain exactly how to write a haibun – not something you get from most bar tenders around here!

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30 thoughts on “Sky haibun for D’verse

  1. Isn’t the word “wisps” just the most beautiful poetic word. I really love it. I also love this line:
    Swallows are flying high, a hopeful sign, weaving a complex sigil – warp and weft – across the darkening evening sky. Very nice!

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  2. Hurricane skies
    of mid-2000’s
    Gulf Coast
    Storms..
    swirLing water..
    iN billoWing omens
    of floods to come.. Sun
    is gone.. Wind as come..
    Battering hatches uP..
    as Shingles fly.. gone..
    Roofs go bare..
    StiLL a home
    aT lEast for
    uS.. to west
    to south..
    Floods drOwn
    so many steads
    of homes.. under fLow..

    Bottom
    line.. everyone
    lived.. anotHeR sKy oF BlUe..:)

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  3. So many many beautiful images here. You’ve painted a gorgeous scene with your words. I read the poems “backwards” this morning — from last post toward the first and I must say, this one is very special. A feeling of serenity comes .. Absolutely lovely.

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  4. “we’ve watched the sky, as if it were some ancient god, powerful and unpredictable” — indeed, this line captures the magnificence and awe inspiring nature of the sky. The power of the sky to calm or to frenzy… fantastic! I loved it.

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