“Awakening Dawn” – A Haibun #WorldPoetryDay

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of earth and water. Today is #WorldPoetryDay!

This week, I decided to try my hand at a Haibun. This is my first attempt, and I think I am hooked. I chose alternating prose and verse as my style (prose, Haiku, prose, Haiku). I kept the word “earth,” and used “tears,” for water.

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your prose & poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions.

The best poetry has layers of meaning.

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Awakening Dawn – A Haibun

I trudge through brown stalks of prairie grasses sprouting from the dry earth as swirling dust devils dance around me. The land is parched, and a dirty grime hangs in the air. I taste a fine grit on my tongue and smell the acrid scent of smoke from a fire whose embers still glow like citron on the horizon. Loss overwhelms me and tears slip from my eyes.

death sticks to this place
barren and without appeal
just the strong survive

Sadly, I turn toward a copse of brilliantly colored trees, a temporary detour from my usual path. From within the whirling yellow leaves of a Quaking Aspen, a Lark Bunting soars into the gray dawn singing the song of the meadow fairy.

shifting perceptions
while my awareness expands
enchantment appears

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Use these hashtags to tag your post and to Tweet each other’s poems

#Haiku, #Tanka, #5lines, #micropoetry, #poetry, #Haibun

Go on Twitter and search for these hashtags. There are tons of great poems to read and retweet.”

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26 thoughts on ““Awakening Dawn” – A Haibun #WorldPoetryDay

    1. This took a long time to write and I had to think about the two opposites I wanted to show. Another glimpse into “The Meadow Fairy.” Take your time and really follow the instructions and I know you will have an amazing Haibun to share! ❤

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