Plastic, or: Fantastic

A haibun

It’s the little things.

The new set of chairs that replaced the ones we’d bought used years ago, which were falling apart. The wireless keyboard and mouse that are both so comfortable to use and easily pack away. The container of wasabi dried peas that I’ve been noshing on.

Today, I’m working from home – in my comfort zone. This is where the magic happens.

familiar plants
goldfish returns stare ~ creature
comforts inform life

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun about a place where you find rest or respite.
  • From Poetry.org:
    • In How to Haiku, Bruce Ross writes, “If a haiku is an insight into a moment of experience, a haibun is the story or narrative of how one came to have that experience.”

#TankaTuesday

The above haibun was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to take photos of what their days have been like, then write syllabic forms of their choice.


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!

56 thoughts on “Plastic, or: Fantastic”

  1. I like to tease that most of my furnature is ‘Early In-Law’ – Glad you have a good space.
    I enjoy my home too. 😀

  2. I really like your haibun, David, and can imagine you sitting in that lovely site.

  3. I remember the tough decision to get rid of the kitchen table – inherited from my grandmother when I graduated from college. It was so old and the chairs had fallen apart… I was able to gift it to a friend! The new table is still going strong after 30 years…

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