Resplendent sparkles, or: Broken asphalt

A haibun

As a teenager, I would make the rounds with my snow shovel after heavy snowfalls in suburban New Jersey, offering my not at all highly esteemed driveway shoveling services. By my standards, the money was great. I always looked forward to winter.

Then, in college, I encountered Cleveland, Ohio winters, which can be truly treacherous. Getting to class through the ice-crusted snow was nearly impossible – I quickly learned to fear the freezing rains that fell on the tail ends of heavy blizzards.

resplendent sparkles
overlay broken asphalt
invisible ice

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun inspired by the word ‘crack(s)’.
  • 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.”

Twiglets #290

ice-crusted snow


Moonwashed Weekly Challenge

resplendent


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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