A Haibun for the Sun

Today, March 21, 2019, is World Poetry Day! Here’s a haibun with a picture of our good friend! Sorry beloved folks in the southern hemisphere! We’re really excited the sun is coming closer!

I was frightened you would come halfway around the world, see the state of things, and turn around. Snow and ice have covered lawns torn apart by plows and ground saturated with salt. The grass seems brown and dead.

Here we are on the day after the choice has been made. Here we are and you draw even closer. Here we are and your light shines on cold ground that I feared would be frozen forever. Birds have begun to sing, clouds have given way to deepest blues, and warmth fills our land little by little.

Soon the bees will bumble, the worms will wriggle, and the flies will buzz. Soon the mosquitos will awaken as bloodthirsty as ever. Soon summer storms will wash away the salt and grime of winter. Thank you for everything–even the mosquitos.

Welcome back old friend.
Heat the soil of this good earth:
Bring growth from cold land.

“Haibun for the Sun” by the Distracted Pastor, 2019

15 thoughts on “A Haibun for the Sun

  1. The sun is a friend indeed and spring is a joyous time. We have had sun, flowers and returning birds for the last few days. I love the sounds and movement in: ‘Soon the bees will bumble, the worms will wriggle, and the flies will buzz.’

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  2. Giddy indeed, Bev, The first day of Spring was yesterday. This week has been high 60’s temps and electric blue skies. Your haibun is marvelous. Lots of hope and positive vibes out here on the trail today.

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