Haibun quadrille

A haibun quadrille for the dverse prompt. And more dandelions.


Blue spikes of muscari fade, violets wilt. Dandelions crowd the meadow with their yellow sun-faces. Clover pink and purple vetch will follow then poppy red at the fields’ edge. The wheel revolves, blue returns in the over-arching winter sky.


a shimmering


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

39 thoughts on “Haibun quadrille”

      1. We’ve missed the planting season for fruit trees already. The ground is too hard to get a spade into it. The number of pots lining up with stuff to plant is getting desperate.

    1. And they’re so good to eat 🙂 When I was a child, I didn’t like dandelions (as flowers to pick for a bouquet for my mother) because they were always full of tiny beetles. Don’t see many of those these days.

  1. I love “Dandelions crowd the meadow with their yellow sun-faces.” Beautiful writing, Jane! ❤️

  2. I agree with Sarah about tight haibuns and a sense of the world turning. Your quadrille is like looking at a meadow through a prism, Jane!

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