The Blacksmith’s Bell – Līgo Haībun Challenge

There are two topics to chose from this week in the  Līgo Haībun Challenge, Many thanks to hostess Nightlake for presenting this opportunity for writers to improve their writing skills. For more information click on the link. At the close of each challenge several of the entrees are chosen to receive “special mention”. A pleasant added goal to strive for. To all who enter the challenge, I wish you good writing. The topics are:

Bells

or

“Strike while the iron is hot” – Chaucer

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blacksmith

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My offering: The Blacksmith’s Bell

The sound reverberated as his hammer struck metal again, and again, and yet again. His strokes, a rhythm of harmony in motion, striking precise spots in smoothing repetition. This was a critical stage; the shaping and molding of white hot metal. The fires from the forge flamed high, giving off much needed heat.

It was an honor to be chosen. He would not fail. No casting for this bell. It was being crafted from his hands to last forever and would ring with clarity, a pure rich song of vibration never heard before. He would insure this.

The slow uniform succession of strokes tolled as his bell would toll. His purpose, his design, his creation. Sweat pored freely down greatly reddened face and body as the fires flamed his desire to create. A transmuted configuration produced by him and only him. A work of art – the blacksmith’s bell.

pure essence of need

the crafting of creation

man’s driven desire

~*~

Thank you,

Penny

plh

23 thoughts on “The Blacksmith’s Bell – Līgo Haībun Challenge

    • Only a servant. “The servant waits while the master baits”! Hope your laughing, couldn’t help myself. I just don’t take myself that seriously, to me the Haibun is a challenge that I do enjoy, which you do so extremely well! 🙂 xo

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  2. Great the way you tie up the emotional investment of the blacksmith with his physical effort. I could see the sweat pouring off him. Really enjoyed this.

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