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.”
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”
What a cozy workspace, David! ❤ Lovely haibun!
❤️💜 Cheryl ❤️💜
Beautiful and peaceful spaces are a poet’s best friend. Happy writing. ❤
🥰🖋️ Colleen 🖋️🥰
Comfy chairs make all the difference!
ODE TO THE CHAIR by PABLO NERUDA
“One chair, alone in the jungle. In the vines’ tight grip
a sacred tree groans.
Other vines spiral skyward, bloodspattered creatures
howl deep within the shadows,
giant leaves drop from the green sky.
A snake shakes
the dry rattles on its tail,
a bird flashes through the foliage
like an arrow aimed at a flag
while the branches shoulder their violins. Squatting on their flowers,
pray without stirring.
Our feet sink
the black weeds
of the jungle sea,
in clouds fallen from the forest canopy, and all I ask
for the foreigner,
for the despairing scout,
is a seat
in the sitting-tree,
of unkempt velvet,
the plush of an overstuffed chair torn up by the snaking vines – for the man who goes on foot,
that embraces everything,
Get behind me, thirsty tigers
and swarms of bloodsucking flies – behind me, black morass
of ghostly fronds,
leaves the color of rust,
Bring me a chair
in the midst of
a chair for me
and for everyone
an exhausted body but
and for every person,
for squandered strength
and for meditation.
War is as vast as the shadowy jungle. A single chair
the first sign
the small pleasures of life in poetry so perfectly David. glad you’ve been enjoying your day and your new chairs. Nice! 💖
💗 Cindy 💗
Brilliantly penned, David! I love the line – “goldfish returns stare-”.
💞💕 Eugi 💞💕
An inviting space! (K)
❤️💛 Kerfe ❤️💛
Of course you are much neater and more organized than I could ever be.
Love the line, “goldfish returns stare-” Brilliant!
👀 Suzette 👀
🤣 Love the emojis in your reply.
You’re oozing calm. I’m glad. Okay
😌🙏🏻 Misky 🙏🏻😌
My thumb hit something on my phone’s keyboard and it generated that “okay”. It seems it’s replying on my behalf. 😂
Wonderful picture and poem, David. I can SEE that little fishes’ stare 😆. It all looks plantastic to me! 💕🙂
👁️👁️ Harmony ❤
This is great, David! I can relate to using a larger keyboard. Those laptops cramp the fingers, which is why I prefer my desktop if I have to be at the computer for a longer period of time. Your middle line of the haiku cracked me up. I have a saltwater fish tank, so I know that stare. Lol! 😉
✨🙏🏻✨ Yvette ✨🙏🏻✨
lovely- chuckle at the goldfish bit 😀
🐟🙃 Barbara 🐟🙃
I’m serious – you’ll be in trouble when fish does not return stare tho 😮 😀
btw – do you read German, I wonder?
not at all – I use Google Translate for your German posts
🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻
Or fun plastic! 😉