Cheeks flush, or: Smiles flash

A haibun

Summer is a time for picnics, and, therefore, a time for verdant, shady spots. There’s something heavenly about lying on a blanket sheltered under the broad, leafy limbs of a friendly tree, delighting in the blossom scented breeze.

For families with children or children at heart, such experiences are simply a must.

midsummer frolics
smiles flash, flirtations, flush cheeks
fond, sunlit mem'ries

dโ€™Verse Haibun Monday: bird songs

At dโ€™Verse, poets were encouraged to write haibun that allude to โ€˜summerโ€™.


โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #135

For Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.


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!

51 thoughts on “Cheeks flush, or: Smiles flash”

      1. I was looking forโ€˜haibunโ€™ writers on WordPress, and I was guided to you.
        Glad I read your post. I wrote my first haibun and published it this morning.
        Thank you,Ben.

        1. I’m honored, Anita ~ thanks for visiting!

          BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’ because that is my firs name. The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’ ~ I created this blog in his memory.

          I know that ‘Ben’ is also a name in English, which makes my pen name confusing – I’m really sorry about that!

          Much love,
          David

  1. Yes cheeks flushed and all smiles
    Such loveliness captured in the haibun for the warmest season of the year.

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