This evening while checking in on my special shape-shifting leaf, i realized it had happened. She spread her wings and let go! I have learned so much from that little leaf, but I think her final lesson may be the greatest one of all…peace and gentle landings to you dear reader.
As rain and chill and darkness fell
She spread her wings to ride the wind!
Attachments shed, in weightless bliss,
She’ll slumber now through frost’s first kiss.
How gracefully she gives herself
Unto her final rest,
Nestled near the heart
of our dear mother’s gentle breast.
Would that I, when that time comes
For me to breathe my last,
Like my gentle friend, the leaf,
embrace my dance with death.
For seasons come and seasons go
Each living thing must die,
But grace abounds to guide us all
into the bye and bye.
Happy Slumber Little Leaf-Bird!
~ kat ~ 30 November 2015
HaikuHorizon’s Prompt this week is “Ground” . If you would like to join the challenge or read other Haiku, click HERE.
Here are my takes on the prompt:
You must stand your ground
to be seen as serious…
it’s wise not to blink.
Far from being firm,
when terra firma trembles
she scales richter’s heights.
Her grounds for leaving
bordered on insanity…
she hated green paint.
Kat ~ 30 November 2015
Wow! This challenge was a CHALLENGE. I never would have imagined such simple words could cause me such angst. I noticed others stepped up to the task with ease and grace. Those Haiku that I have read so far are wonderful! You all made it look so easy! Bravo!
As for me this particular word pair came kicking and screaming from my brain to the page. Maybe it was the rain? Not enough coffee? No excuses! I have always said that I like a challenge. Thanks once again Ronovan for supplying me with just that. If you’d like to give it a go, click HERE.
The prompts for this Haiku Challenge from RonovanWrites are: Black & White. I came up with three. Why, you ask? Because I suppose I am a (m)utton for punishment! Haha! Get it? mutton…glutton…I digress. I suppose it has more to do with the fact that I have gotten in the habit of consulting my thesaurus and dictionary for these challenges, so naturally, to give these words full voice required more than one. 🙂
Happy Monday to you!
Her beauty was rare
skin pearlescent, glowing
crowned by raven locks.
Black sheep have their perks
unlike their hoary siblings,
This black-white haiku…
it turned out to be all but
simply black and white.
kat ~ 30 November 2015
Photo Credit: A Mixed Bag 2014
“What in blazes were you thinking Jeff?!”
“Well, Uncle Joe said they floated on the river in tire inner tubes.”
“Right! INNER tubes…with AIR inside!!! Not TIRES…you dummy! How’re we gonna get that thing out of the river and back into the garage before dad finds out? I shouldn’t help you!
“Pleeeease!!! I’ll do your chores for a week!”
“Let me think about this for a minute.”
“Maybe we can…”
“I was thinkin’…”
“Don’t think! You’ll only make it worse!”
“Pete! Someone’s coming!”
“Hey guys…whatcha up to?”
“Hey Dad…we were just…”
“Hi dad! Well Jeff, are you gonna tell him or should I?!”
kat ~ 29 November 2015
This is a story prompted by the photo above for Sunday Photo Fiction. If you’d like to read more stories or enter your own, click HERE.
Digitally Remastered Photo by Kat Myrman 2015
Chilling a bit on this rainy Sunday. Took another photo of my shape-shifting leaf from yesterday. She’s still hanging in there. I have a feeling this is going to turn into a daily vigil! We’ll have a celebration when she finally lets go!
In the meantime, this is how I color these days…digitally. Here’s a remastered photo of my new muse. It’s quite relaxing and therapeutic, though I do miss the smell of crayons! I love coloring…and definitely outside the lines. Hope you’re having a great Sunday! 🙂
For a little background on this bird-shaped leaf, click HERE for the rest of the story! 🙂