Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #23 Kamishibai, the art of story telling

This weekend I love to challenge you to create a haibun, be the storyteller like Basho, Of course this is a challenge so there are a few rules:

Your haibun may have a maximum of 250 words (including the haiku). The haiku in your haibun have to be classical, so with 5-7-5 syllables, a seasonword, a cuttingword, an interchangeable first and third line, a deeper meaning and of course nature. The haiku has to be that really short moment similar with the sound of a pebble thrown into water.

Than a last “rule”, your haibun must be themed “springtime”.

Here is my attempt:

botanic gardens

A happy Springtime memory for me is one of a stroll
through arched cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
on a chilly, sunshine-bright day.

An aisle like a impressionist water-color–all in pink and white–
glistened as diamonds from winks of sun. Petals peppered the ground
so that earth was covered. I felt afloat in another world

bouquets of pink and white
float from winter to spring
cherry blossoms

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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