Today was the hardest writing prompt yet! We were supposed to write a haibun, a Japanese form of poetry combining one prose paragraph with a haiku. These poems are usually about nature, where you live, and the season. Somewhere in my reading, I saw that not all authors are strictly emphasizing the 5-7-5 syllable pattern for the haiku, so I went with that.
The first hot winds of the season are blowing white blossoms off the Bradford pear trees. This cloud of white petals swirling around is another kind of blizzard. In the schoolyard, flowers flood the drains and gutters. Their passage rustles across the roads. The trees shift suddenly from white to green, the quality of the light giving way from pastel, breaking into vibrancy.
bright heat melting back
April’s pink graciousness:
a spring day’s fall
I'm a school librarian, cookbook author, and longtime fan of food and literature. Welcome to my blog!