There’s no getting around it.
Really, it’s quite annoying that the object of my greatest gratitude is so self-evident to me. How can I pen a clever poem on a response that’s so banal?
I am thankful for the well-being of my 6¾-year-old daughter. She is healthy, smart, sweet, sensitive, and, most importantly, she knows that she is loved beyond measure. My pride for her and commitment to her transcend me.
This is easily the most boring haibun I have ever written.
her body appears bigger in winter clothing on my lap for hugs
d’Verse ‘Haibun Monday’
Theme: ‘Giving Thanks’
At d’Verse, poets were challenged to write haibuns with the theme of ‘giving thanks’.
New to Haibun? Write a paragraph or more of prose, or prose poetry, then follow it with a haiku—one that includes a season word, and juxtaposes two disparate images that, when paired, give us that “aha!” experience.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!