The dVerse challenge today is to write a haibun with an illustration that complements the poem. I’ve never done one of these before and I’m not sure I’ve got it right. Here goes anyway. The painting is of pots in a sanatorium which I think is quite appropriate.
Painting ©Rudolf Zender
In the gutter, a broken pot, and further, beyond the black scattering of fresh earth lies a cyclamen plant, beaten by the hail, leaves torn by the gale. No one comes to collect their wounded plant, the red gem that brightened the sill. In my garden there will be a pot that fits.
No wind blows so wild,
breaks and tosses wantonly,
that the wounds won’t heal.