Anothers writers challenge for me to try: The Līgo Haībun Challenge ~ words to bring the world together.
It was suggested to me (thank you yerpirate ) that I give this one a try! And so I shall.
Haībun is Prosimetric writing. The haībun format here for the Līgo Haībun Challenge is as follows ~
A paragraph (more than one paragraph is fine, or just a few sentences) in prose form of either
- a descriptive passage , or excerpt from a story/or previously published post
- an explanation
- a tale
- a travelogue
- a news item
- a recipe
- the haiku to close
THE LIGO HAIBUN NORMALLY SHOULD BE 220 WORDS OR LESS – Images can be included.
Dew on Spider Web – Penny L Howe, 2012
The flow is the balance.
She is a runner of life and knows the flow is the balance. Running through early morning golden meadows, hair streaming behind, her breathing is deep and even. Her essence is air, the flow is balanced. A runner’s secret, balance can create speed but speed is an effect not the cause.
On this morning the soles of her feet fleetingly touch upon damp morning dew on a spider web. Something occurs, an otherworldly melding of effect with cause. She runs on but the balance has changed. She is fleeter, running more swiftly, the blending of the web’s moisture and air melting elements together. Magic? She finds she can now run through time. Her yesterdays, todays and tomorrows, all-time!
The flow is the balance. The effect, the melding of time. Her essence, all-time. Now she runs through life, her life and all life. An amazing thing. No stopping her now. She runs on. The flow is the balance – of life.
As nature’s balance
Creates life’s flowing essence
So magic happens