Hundred Word Haibun #5


Inside this file is possibility. Inside, so far, is emptiness.

The file was bought in January, when the desire to create was high but the opportunity to write was low. Daisies, pansies, chrysanthemums decorate the black enamel of its surface. Inside I imagine leaves of my printed poetry, blossoming.

I bought the file because it reminds me of my intention to collect my poetry together this year, to produce a small collection. It reminds me that a goal without a plan is just a dream.

Red inked pages fill
Desk, shelves, couch, with teaching notes.
On this shelf, poems wait.


4 thoughts on “Hundred Word Haibun #5

  1. Beautiful file and still full of possibilities. But we have to remember not to force our thoughts, not to turn possibilities into “musts” into “should have done this”. It blocks us. Just wait for the flow and it will turn up unexpectedly. It should be my mantra, too.


    • Yes, it was love at first sight with that file! And I totally agree with letting go of the ‘shoulds’ ~ this is completely a ‘I really want to!’ ❤️


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