Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “The beauty and the misery of grey”
(posted by Bjorn)
“Today I would like you to consider grey as a subject for your haibun.
Grey can be everything between black and white, all the possibilities of compromise and harmony. Solution
Grey is also absence of color an absence of joy. Fifty shades of misery
Grey is winter, whiteout, mist and rain. It could be the swelling of the sea. Maybe you recall a moment sitting by a lake an overshadowed day in February.
Grey is ink-wash, old pewter and the haircolor of old age, it’s gneiss and granite.
Grey can be the promise of soil to seed.”
I have often been told that I only see issues in black or white.
That might be true, but it gave me power to make quick decisions
and life changes. Maybe they were not all wise, but they were
mine. To linger long in grey areas can confuse, depress, or paralyze.
On the other hand, my friend painted her bedroom in “Manhattan Mist”.
Most beautiful shade of grey I have ever seen, soft and soothing
with a mystique that lures you in.
on the beach
cry of summer seagulls in flight
misty grey fog