Haibun: under pressure

For the dverse prompt.

I have felt the weight of water, of clouds full of rain, of night sky, starless, black with cloud, of aches in the heart and the head and the bones, of all that we’ve lost, never had, still to do, the weight of the problems that nothing can solve, as heavy as ancient stones still standing, the weight of the sky on their broad backs.

Walking these spring fields
a million green blades bend
spring back unbroken.


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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.

31 thoughts on “Haibun: under pressure”

  1. The slim blades of grass do a lovely job of countering the immense weights described and many more. There’s a lovely balance and simple truth happening in this.

      1. The days aren’t long enough. I’ve just come in from dog walking and now I’m going to plant some more seeds until supper time. The weather is too lovely to be indoors anyway.

      2. It’s a beautiful day here–great for walking, but still too cool to be planting seeds.
        This is a yo yo period with temperature up and down, rain and sun. It’s going to be colder tomorrow, then warm on Saturday but with rain and possible thunderstorms!

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