A Clear Moment

Written for:  dVerse Poets, Haibun Monday #7

I would like you all to write a haibun based on any of the quotes above. Please use the compact haibun form for this: one or two tight paragraphs with one haiku.   Please note that the haiku portion must deal with nature.

“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”
― Paulo Coelho

Lost girl. She looked around at her options,
but none of them seemed to fit. School would trap
her in a mold like a bundt pan. Styling hair
could be creative, but hard on the feet. She ended
her choices by becoming an office worker.

Now she laughs at her past misadventures–
plucking out the fun and fury like fine
feathers–by writing about them. It’s not a bad
place to be, the wonderland of her mind.

wildflowers in meadow
colors sway like liquid art
one is purple


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to A Clear Moment

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Awwww. Love that purple flower, you beautiful creative soul, you.
    Love this line, in particular:
    “plucking out the fun and fury like fine

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  2. I think the single purple flower swaying sways so much the little girl of the prose, the girl still present in your mind… wonderful response.


  3. thotpurge says:

    plucking out the fun and fury like fine feathers… loved that!

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  4. The simple beauty of connecting with the inner light.

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  5. Grace says:

    This part struck me as true: It’s not a bad
    place to be, the wonderland of her mind.

    But your haiku is simply gorgeous, with colors swaying like purple art ~ Thanks for joining us at Haibun Monday Sara ~


  6. MarinaSofia says:

    Making a fairy tale out of the abyss through fiction and poetry – a wonderful take, especially with that vivid imagery of the purple flower!

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  7. Lovely images and, of course, as others have mentioned, that purple flower just captivated me!

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  8. debi says:

    It’s not a bad
    place to be, the wonderland of her mind….. the purple pen of wild flower meadows- lovely


  9. trishwrites1 says:

    oh yes – it’s not a bad place to be, the wonderland of her mind – love this!


  10. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Beautfully done!

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  11. She ended her choices by
    becoming an office worker.

    A safe and peaceful environment can change personalities into stable persons to enjoy life better



  12. Ugh.. office work
    sitting still.. rover
    i.. almost then kills
    me in just five years..
    computer work okay
    but supervise over
    30 employees
    iN front
    of a

    no place
    for humans
    me no machine..:)

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  14. Bodhirose says:

    Love the line, “School would trap her in a mold like a bundt pan” and what a great second verse and perfect haiku with that lone purple flower swaying!

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