Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday WRites 321

 Today's mosaic a photo and  water colour painting. Sky Over The Falls

 
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites # 321: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.


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Challenge - to  write a haibun
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HAIBUN - FEAR
My heart thumps the wildest, when the earth shakes
the slightest tremor, the loudest quake. Seconds of life slip away. To where i retreat, my mind leaves
no trace. Like dying again and again, without the preps for the surgeon's knife. 

The knives, bombs, guns, that anger and hatred dish out to  the starving appetite of war,
via mass media, be it fact be it  fictions. Those stories i can live without. Such are the violent events that bring terror to my heart. 

There is fear too in loneliness, but there, challenges for joy in solitude reward the willing learner.

sometimes the dawn
lingers too long in absence
of bird whistles
© gillena cox 2021

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30 comments:

  1. The watercolor in your mosaic is very pretty! Happy Monday!

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  2. Intricate and so nicely written. I agree...that appetite for war...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Hamish

      Much💜love

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  3. Your haiku is incredible. A taste for violence is hard to quell. It is in our nature I suspect.

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Ken

    Much💜love

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  5. Very well written Gillena. I certainly share your fears my friend. 🙂

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  6. Eloquent prose, complemented by a poignant haiku! Brava, Gillena!

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  7. Thanks for your appreciation Frank

    Much💜love

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  8. I've never felt an earthquake and hope I never do. May all warmongers perish where they cower. You know it will never be on the front lines...

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  9. Thanks for your appreciation Lili

    Much💜love

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  10. The haiku was the perfect wrap to the discomfort/fear stirred up in the media, etc.! Well done.
    pax,
    dora

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  11. Love the haibun as it really captures loneliness.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Carol

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  13. I love your mosaic and your poem is masterful.
    Too much violence going it seems, even in our fiction and entertainment.

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  14. The Oregon Coast experienced an earthquake a few days ago ... far enough not to impact us, close enough to instill fear for Coastal friends. Cheers, Ms. Gillena, I enjoyed your haibun.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Helen

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  15. Gillena - your talent with words and a clever turn of phrase never cease to amaze me! Violence rarely achieves its alleged aims; it only begets more violence. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  16. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

    Much💜love

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  17. The haiku really wrapped it up... and also left me with the sense that daylight will come.

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  18. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

    Much💜love

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  19. "To where i retreat, my mind leaves
    no trace."

    Particularly loved this line. Wonderful work!

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  20. Thanks for your appreciation Sara

    Much💛love

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