Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: Kindness (posted by hayesspencer)
Today the haibun is all about kindness. Plain and simple – kindness. We all could do with some kindness in this harsh world. So…Let’s have at it. “Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” That famous quote by Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. So many quotes about kindness.
So – what I would like you all to do, in haibun format – tight paragraphs with a haiku at the end, in 150 words or less, to write a haibun about actual kindness that was done for you or that you did for someone. Go ahead, toot your horn! Let’s flood the universe with instances of kindness. I am even going to forgive if the haiku does not have seasonal word in it.
His spot is on the service road to the highway. He moves down the lane of cars in a wheelchair, due to the loss of his legs. When we are in our car, my husband and I always keep a dollar handy in case we see him. I would like a chance to have a conversation with this pleasant man, and learn more about his situation. However, if traffic light is green we are forced to keep moving, and cannot always reach him. Several days ago, we were able to ask if he needed anything, or if there was something we could do for him. He smiled, a lovely genuine smile, and said, “No thanks, I’m good.”
nest falls from tree
soft sound like wind-carried leaves
birds build new home