Well, I couldn’t resist. Another haibun for the dverse magical nature prompt. The five line verse is a gogyohka.
Life is heavy these days. Worries settle like indigestion in the silence of the night, rattling chains like Marley’s ghost and chasing sleep. The remedy, come morning, is to walk around the land, along the north path where the vines face south, down the west side where dog roses perfume the air, beneath the plum trees and the fig, to follow the stream east in the shade of poplar and oak, to listen to all that rustles and sings, barks and chatters, and let the peaceful words of running water sooth the night away.
stream babble-music plays
birds among the leaves trill unseen
a tangle of scents
grass stalks bend—wild secrets