Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: water
“Water comes in many forms. It can be rain or fog, it fills the lakes and makes the brooks babble. It can seem vast and endless when you watch the sea. It brings death in flooding and life after drought. Water can be sparkling from the supermarket or simply from the tap.”
“Water can be absent in a desert or cold and hostile in winter.”
In Venice, water is ever-present, canal visible from pastel building
windows to strolls through plazas and shops. Rome’s centerpiece,
Trevi Fountain, features water spouting from magnificent marble statues.
The fountain draws people in to toss coins, to wish for a return trip.
Volcanic island of Ischia presents beaches, hot springs, and jeweled waters.
That trip to Italy flows through my mind like colored waters, and neon dreams.
jays and robins romp
splashing, fluttering feathers
birdbath waters of Spring