Haibun: Smudgy Moon

For Real Toads, Margaret’s picture prompt of retro-paintings and for OLN at dVerse Poets Pub.

Haibun: Smudgy Moon

“She had a beautiful laugh which was like rain water pouring over daffodils made from silver.”
― Richard Brautigan, Sombrero Fallout

Yellow in the sky. Is it the moon setting or is the sun rising? The trees are a smudged backdrop to the moon. Birds are twittering, a distant dog barks. The flowers in my yard bloom boldly in the half-darkness, reflecting the moon.
daylight savings time –
daffodils don’t care about time –
they bloom in their own time

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kim881
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:37:46

    Good old daffs, blooming in their own time! We have the annual lane of daffodils not far from here. I drove down it yesterday and it’s wonderful.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:51:56

    I like the wisdom of the daffodils… yet I do love the long evenings of daylight that will come when we move to summer time.


  3. merrildsmith
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 17:37:03

    I really like this one, Toni.

    I love daffodils. The smudgy moon is exactly right–and the sun, too. I saw the almost full moon on Wednesday morning, and then that night, about twelve hours later saw the sun in the same spot.


  4. oldegg
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 20:04:08

    You can always rely on daffodils to please you can’t you? I also chose this painting which seems to be a favorite!


  5. Carrie V. H.
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 20:44:56

    This is completely lovely Toni!


  6. Marie Elena
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 20:56:38

    Love this, starting with the title! Who wouldn’t love a smudgy moon poem?


  7. Sherry Blue sky
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 21:09:23

    Beautiful, Toni. You capture that blurry time before first light so well.


  8. Vivian Zems
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 21:34:36

    This picture could be of course be dawn or dusk…and you did it well.


  9. Kerry
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:52:12

    Daffodils don’t care about time…
    There is much to learn from nature.


  10. Jim
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:39:29

    Daffodils don’t get the praise they deserve. Non-failing, they are ones we can depend on. Nice tribute, Toni, to these who never complain.


  11. Helen
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:18:22

    You brought a bit of Spring to my still dreary wintry landscape ….


  12. Susie Clevenger
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 13:10:30

    I think I have a bit of the daffodil spirit..”bloom in my own time.” I do love the long evenings of light.


  13. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 13:46:14

    daffodils blooming and reflecting the moon… nice! I’ll take a spring sunrise or sunset any day…


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