Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, March 29th 2017, a love poem for a haibun

Love Japanese character

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome … time flies when you have a busy life like me, but time flies always. It seems that time is faster and faster nowadays, but that is not what this episode of  Heeding Haiku With .. is about.

This week I love to challenge you to create a haibun inspired on a love poem. The above image shows the Japanese character for “Love” (In Romaji “ai”) and I love to inspire you through a love poem by the renown Persian poet Rumi.

A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the veranda,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.

© Rumi (Translator unknown)

Read this poem a few times maybe, but read it at least two times to become inspired through it’s beauty to create a haibun. Your haibun can have a max of 250 words (including the haiku).

Have fun!

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