Haibun: Things die but things live

For my prompt over at Real Toads – mono no aware. Mono no aware is the Japanese concept of a wistful sadness at the passing of things. It is also based on mujo – the Japanese word for change. Haibun is written in the classic style, less than 100 words. My haibun today has 52 words.

Haibun: Things die but things live
“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity.” Anthony Bourdain

The rain is relentlessly falling, drenching everything. A hawk sits in the oak tree across the way looking hungry and cold. Suddenly it lifts its wings dives. I hear a faint scream. A small creature has met its end.

seasons change – things die –
but another creature lives –
rain keeps falling down

Haikai Challenge #17: Hawk

old misty dawn – hawk
flies silently overhead
black against grey sky

For Frank Tassone’s Saturday Haikai Challenge #17 using the kigo, hawk. #Haikai Challenge #17 (1/20/18): hawk #haiku #senryu #tanka #haibun #renga #haiga

Hawk: haiku

iron grey sky-
hawk circles listlessly –
lonely Christmas eve

dVerse Poets Pub – Twitter Poetry

Another celebration today of dVerse’s fifth anniversary.  Bjorn is interviewing Sam Peralta who used to be at dVerse.  Today the prompt is Twitter poetry – 140 characters or less. My two are less than 140 each.

Here is mine, less than 140 characters.

I.
hawk flies between sky
and pond – shadow on water
only frogs can see

public domain image

public domain image

II.
screen door has small hole –
mosquitoes invade hot night –
mean biters no sleep

three haiku

O. Koson 1931

O. Koson 1931

I.
small chrysanthemums
white and yellow gaze at clouds
in blue autumn sky

II.
aki no kumo**
Chase each other across fall
Sky – children playing

**autumn clouds

III.
Hawk flies between sky
And pond – shadow on water
Only frogs can see.

will link to Poets United, Poetry Pantry  http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2015/10/poetry-pantry-275.html

Haikai Challenge #17: Hawk

cold misty dawn – hawk
flies silently overhead
black against grey sky

 

For Frank Tassone’s Saturday Haikai Challenge #17 using the kigo, hawk.  #Haikai Challenge #17 (1/20/18): hawk #haiku #senryu #tanka #haibun #renga #haiga

 

Kogarashi

Branches shiver in
the wind: taka drifts over.
sakura stands mute.

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