The wind, or: The waves

A haibun

My wife loves going to the beach; and she’s bred this love into our daughter. Personally, I’m less about the sand, salty water, and heat; but I’ve become amenable to joining them on beach mini-vacations. Our last such trip was to Haifa last year; and our daughter was thrilled to play with us in the sea together.

As much as our child loves the sea (and swimming pools) due to my wife’s influence, she still had to wear floaties on her arms in the water, as she had never learned to swim. It was that trip to Haifa that made my mind up – I decided to register her for swimming lessons.

Some months later, I finally followed through on this idea and have been very gratified to watch her swimming skills developing over the course of the past several months. She’s long loved the water – now she’s also grown to love jumping into it and floating atop the surface on her own.

fledgling falls downwards
Middle Eastern sands aglow
young wings catch the wind

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun about a recent trip you’ve taken.
  • 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.”

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!

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