June, or: Jeune

A haibun

My daily schedule has changed quite a bit since I began my new job. Whereas I once had a lot of flexibility, I now have to put in 8 hours at the office daily. I can no longer drop my daughter off and pick her up from school on the same day.

Also, I have been finding myself too tired to stay up late these days, as I was wont to do, to craft poetry. The shift in my energy levels has been very noticeable. I’m pooped.

jeune strawberry moon
blows raspberries at adults
scoffs at wistful dreams

W3 poetry prompt

This poem was written in response to Sarah David’s W3 prompt ~ to write a poem in 12 lines or less that includes a contrast in images or ideas.


Go Dog Go Cafeโ€™s Haibun Wednesday

  • This weekโ€™s prompt is to write a haibun based upon the prompt word ‘time’.
  • 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.”

Eugiโ€™s Weekly Prompt

Eugi has provided the phrase โ€œstrawberry moonโ€ as a writing prompt.


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!

50 thoughts on “June, or: Jeune”

  1. Hope you find a comfortable equilibrium soon, David. We donโ€™t want you burning out!. Love your strawberry moon blowing raspberries.โค

  2. love this David but sad for this “I can no longer drop my daughter off and pick her up from school on the same day.”
    ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
    I know you are too.
    Wishing you some some time to spread raspberry jam with her๐Ÿ’–

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