White light, or: Refracted

A haibun

Things have really been looking up of late. I’ve settled comfortably into my new work schedule, although getting myself to my second job in the evenings is rather a drag, as I’m spending more hours than ever before at the office during the day.

I hope life continues going in this direction. My supervisors at my three separate jobs are happy with my work (even when I’m not), and I am finally in the perfect position to develop a meaningful, interesting career for myself here in Israel. (I’d given up hoping for satisfying professional self-development some years ago.)

mild morning sunbeam
atmosphere refracts white light
commute of color

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun based upon the word ‘hope’.
  • 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 this week.


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)

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50 thoughts on “White light, or: Refracted”

  1. Working too many jobs might be necessary, but be careful about spreading yourself too thin.
    (((Hugs)))

  2. You will think I am weird but I have been thinking of you and your employment. Ruach Elohim seems to turn me toward certain ones sometimes. And I pray. In my own way.

  3. A lovely haibun, David, especially if you are in your garden see the day unfold.

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