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For All Writers Out There …Rethink the haibun and haiku!

on July 21, 2013

Penny @TheWhyAboutThis threw out a line this evening complete with bait and hook. I bit! She talks about A writer’s gift – yours! Then presents a challenge surrounding an image prompt. Thank you, Penny, for offering an opportunity to stretch even further wielding the mighty sword of the pen.

Clouds

My view out the airplane window glimpses cotton candy clouds bringing about nostalgic thoughts when once a child. The fluffy white puffs glide effortlessly against a backdrop of clear blue sky. I see a puppy with its floppy ears and stubby tail much like my little Snookie who lived with us until old age. Hey, there’s Mickey Mouse. Can’t hide those ears, Mickey!

I smile and giggle inside not to disturb any of the other passengers. One lady glances my way with a sneering look that snarls “What are you smiling about?

I would like to tell her what I am smiling about! Life. Love. Laughter. Tears. Sorrow. Happiness in tomorrow. Everything that makes living worthwhile. Helping. Lending. Comforting. Mending.

I look her square in the eye and grin. A Cheshire grin! Then, turn back toward the cotton candy clouds of my imagination.

Clouds glide mid-air
Rippling motions, life emotions
Aping a lazy stream

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11 responses to “For All Writers Out There …Rethink the haibun and haiku!

  1. […] "Penny @TheWhyAboutThis threw out a line this evening complete with bait and hook. I bit! She talks about A writer’s gift – yours! Then presents a challenge surrounding an image prompt."  […]

  2. RoSy says:

    A fun take on the challenge!

  3. Gabriella says:

    Lovely haibun! I liked the little bit about the other passenger and mostly I enjoyed the tone.

  4. nightlake says:

    There are a lot of things to smile about in life and also some unhappy aspects to fret about. Guess the other passenger was in the latter mood. This was a really good one and thank you for taking part

    • catnipoflife says:

      This was my first of this type so I greatly appreciate the comments! It is always so interesting to see what comes to mind with an impromptu prompt! [On the verge if a tongue twister here 🙂 ]

  5. What a wonderful piece, very well written and totally enjoyable.
    Loved it.

  6. what a lovely haibun 🙂

  7. Raani York says:

    Cute. 🙂
    And sometimes people don’t understand how one can enjoy life, you know?

  8. Penny L Howe says:

    Loved it, Sharla. You’re a natural here! I’m hoping you have the time to take part in the next one! 🙂 xx

  9. Ye Pirate says:

    A lovely ripple of words there, very much enjoyed and made me smile! Thanks! We’ll be doing the Honourable Mentions in Dispatches on a monthly basis soon, which should work well, with continued weekly challenges. .

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