Haibun: Ageless

This is linked to Real Toads, Tuesday Platform. With total admiration in De Jackson’s (WhimsyGizmo) style of poetry.

This poem is ageless –
No wrinkles, no white hair, no unsteady gait.

This poem dances on the shores
of oceans, lakes, deserts.

This poem sings on her backporch
in the moonlight – loudly – Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus .

This poem loves deeply and joyfully
and exchanges the feeling of skin on skin.

This poem is ageless.
This poem flies with owls between the trees –
silent and unafraid.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Dec 26, 2017 @ 22:18:01

    Oh, so lovely, especially those closing lines.


  2. Magaly Guerrero
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 01:48:47

    This is (undeniably) my favorite piece by you. I love the theme, what it says about the speaker, the promise (and choices) it shares with anyone willing to welcome them.

    This poem is a free soul, delighting
    in the gift that is to be.


  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 02:03:01

    I love this poem – especially its flying with owls.


  4. kim881
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 02:27:40

    I love this ageless poem, Toni, dancing on shores and singing on the back porch, and especially flying with owls!


  5. Trådløs
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 05:14:08

    What a beautiful ageless poem indeed. I love all the images, the dancing and most of all the singing on the backporch


  6. Brendan
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 05:33:46

    This poem is why we keep reading poems.


  7. Frank J. Tassone
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 08:12:47

    Wonderful write, Toni! I love the affirmation of life present in every image!


  8. Frank J. Tassone
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 08:14:07

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #7: Toni’s latest #haibun for Real Toad’s Tuesday Platform!


  9. sanaarizvi
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 10:27:12

    This poem brings a huge smile on my face and warms my heart!❤️ Beautifully penned, Toni! 😀


  10. Victoria C. Slotto
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 14:42:10

    Such a delight, Toni. Automatic antidepressant.


  11. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 15:16:36

    This poem is ageless.
    This poem flies with owls between the trees –
    silent and unafraid.

    What we have devoted for all these times together and enjoying all the fun! Happy New Year Toni!



  12. hypercryptical
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 15:17:52

    This poem is beautiful Toni, a pure pleasure to read.
    Anna :o]


  13. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 17:01:28

    What a wonderful poem… I love the ageless and the skin to skin.


  14. merrildsmith
    Dec 28, 2017 @ 06:56:27

    I love this–full of joy of and in life, and this poem does do all those things.


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