There, upon thy woodland meadow, there stand I. Breathing fragrant essence of thine summer’s day. Silken blades caress my skin, the sky above, the earth below, I am one.
Glorious radiant sunshine, glowing down on me, my naked body suckles from thine nourishment. Though standing clothed in garments, I’m enveloped in array, of cloaked and warming amber ’tis thy gift you do convey. For nature’s child am I.
Forsworn as nature’s child, I was christened years ago. As nature’s child I abide, among the grassy carpet meadow, ’tis glory ’tis my own. A wreath, a crown of wildflowers bestowed upon my head. ’tis wonderment that I behold, nature’s bounty is my own.
Singing, dancing bare of feet, absorbing earthen brownness from your hallowed ground. Oh glory be your beauty, thine vision I behold. As nature’s child I welcome thee, blessing on your land. I will abide, need have no fear, I am here, e’er each long year, for I am yours, t’will always be, and as such will guard, preserving all I see, for I am nature’s child, ’tis my gift I give to thee.child of nature sentinel and guardian eternal love of life ~
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Lovely as always ❤
Thank you, very much!
i knew you’d make a brilliant haibun for this theme… 🙂 your words are just so beautiful and almost lyrical.
Thank you kz. I am a “nature’s child” in the sense that since my earliest memories I’ve wanted to live and be a part of nature (although I’ve spent time in some of the largest cities in our country) I’m never far removed from nature. It quite fills me up with the purpose of life! Again, sincere and warm thanks for your lovely compliments kz. xx
A prayer from the lips of the guardian. Just beautiful allowing us to share this moment is a gift.
Thank you jules!
It reads like a prayer, or lyrics of a song. So loving and lovely!
Thank you Steph, so much. I happen to feel that way about nature, although don’t usually speak to others in that way (of course, lol)! I greatly appreciate your kind and generous praise.
Penny beautifully penned. This was my favourite excerpt – Forsworn as nature’s child, I was christened years ago. As nature’s child I abide, among the grassy carpet meadow, ’tis glory ’tis my own….. Stunning – thank you for your peacefulness.
Thank you. I am at peace with nature. I think perhaps I have been my whole life. The joy of it can quite fill one up inside. Sincere thanks for your lovely compliment!
You are most welcome.
You captured the essence of this connection to nature very well. Not superficially, it was felt deeply.
Thank you Eric. I never feel far removed from nature, even in the city, which is an interesting thing because when I’m in the thick of nature, I can’t seem to get close enough! Go figure! Thanks again for your lovely words.
I’m speechless, my dear 🙂 Powerfully beautiful imagery and uniquely written 🙂
Thank you. When I lived in State College, PA (Penn State University) that was my nickname by other students and my friends, because I loved nature so much, just wanted to spend all my time there! It was easy to write because it’s pretty much how I’ve always felt. Thank you for your lovely words of praise, Celestine, greatly appreciated! 🙂 xx
I will have to take a look at this challenge sometime as it offers
an interesting change to scripting, or blogging I should say 🙂 🙂
I think the next time I choose an alternative theme that it will be
similar to my last as the changing of the colours regarding my font
is proving a bigger challenge than I had expected *groan* 🙂
Enjoy a wondrously exciting morning Penny 🙂
I’d love to see what your exploration of words within a haibun would be Andro! And “fonts, colors, etc.” don’t even go there, I so get that! 🙂
This new theme that I have chosen is also interfering with some of the graphics that I added so I am having to cut some of them, never mind though it is just one of those things, after all the scripts shouldn’t need any graphics to be enjoyed 🙂
I do enjoy adding them though 🙂
I understand, the wonderfulness of creativity, Andro! 🙂
You have an abundance of wonderfully created offerings at your Space Penny, I just need to backtrack and read them my sweet friend, and hopefully I will get the chance to do just that 🙂
Thank you Andro! xx
Thou hath embraced the challenge producing a script that enriches hearts and minds, it kisses upon the sweetness of the earth and entwines deliciousness through the words of thne own choosing 🙂
Have a wonderful rest of weekend Penny 🙂
Sorry for the typo…
After your beautifully written words, I find naught amiss Andro! xx
My dear, thou art too kind 🙂
Thank thee, most kindly Sir Andro, for thou fulsome praise. ‘Tis indeed a sweet pleasure for me to receive such delightfully worded offerings from thou. Perhaps in thy next joust, woulds’t thou wear a small token of mine so that I might embrace the purity of thine words, fairest of knights? – Oh and have an excellent evening too Andro, 🙂 xx
I shalt be honoured to
wear thy colours ma Lady…
Just make sure it is not pink 😉
Pink is my least favorite color. T’would be virgin white, me thinks! Or perhaps crimson red! 🙂
Yes but preferably red
before the joust me thinks 🙂
Have a lovely day Penny 😉
Though all of us belong to nature, only a few of us take the time and have the desire to appreciate it. This was lovely, Penny:)
So refreshing and captivating. I love it. Wonderful imagery to delight the mind.
Thank you Anja! It was fun trying to increase the feeling of a certain perspectivet! 🙂
You dear woman are brilliant! I am continually amazed at the depth of your artistry. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn, this one was easier than some. take away the flowery phrasiology and I really feel that way! 🙂
Absolutely lovely words and images. Very enjoyable Penny!
Thank you Nancy, I am so glad you enjoyed! 🙂
Ah! Embrace the summer solstice! From the middle of the world, I join you in celebration of life, of our planet, or each other! Z
Thank you most sweetly, my kindred spirit! 🙂
To me this is what makes a ‘haibun’ so special, a passage, or piece such as the one here. A delight to read but also, and crucially, very much after reading to, that little period of reflection that can in fact last a long time. This was a pearl from nature you gave us – sincerely.
Thank you. When one writes from the heart, perhaps it is easier to express those deeply held feelings in a haibun style of writing.
PS – The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. Deadline is June 30. The guidelines can be seen at the website: http://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2013/05/02.
Thank you, so very sincerely, a subject very close to the heart of me! 🙂
fantastic… what more can I say.??.. brilliant…
Thank you, so very much Bulldog. I appreciate your compliment, honestly I was worried it was too, well, different. But I am a nature’s child so it wasn’t hard to put feelings into my words! Again my thanks, dear friend, xx
A wonderful post as usual Penny. You have captured the very essence of nature and mother nature’s child.
Thank you my friend! 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Grazie di cuore Amica carissima Penny 🙂
Buon WE 🙂
Un cordiale saluto
Thank you so very much Claudio, have a wonderful weekend my friend,
Thank you Lyn, 🙂