The two prompt words for this week’s Challenge are “oblivion” and “morning glory“. I have chosen “morning glory“.
Just as sunshine spreads over early morning horizons, beautiful trumpet-shaped blossoms of morning-glory vines burst open, pollinated by early rising birds and industrious insects. By late afternoon the morning-glory blossoms fade and die, new flowers appearing on the ‘morrow.
There seems a special magic to the hard working morning-glory. Their entwining vines hardy in dry earth and lovely blossoms giving forth rich mixtures of greenery and various hues of colored flowers.
The morning-glory flower makes the most of its day, for one day is all it has. To me a specialness in this. A point nature is making here. Will I make the most of my “lifetime’s day” on this planet? Will I enthuse a richness in my manner of being? Can I be hardy as the vines, even on the toughest of days? Will there be a fullness of beauty, an openness of expression in the sharing myself with others, so they too may share and so on?
Yes, I can do this. I shall be as the “morning-glory” in my human life!I, a morning-glory blossomed, open and sharing my “one day” – all days
The honorable mentions for the final two weeks in the July Ligo Haibun Challenges are:
Oh Pithy Me
Congratulations! And to all who entered, the quality of your written haibun is so good that selecting honorable mentions has become very difficult. This also means I am really looking forward to reading and sharing each of your new creative haibun in the coming weeks.
And please don’t forget to check out the two other co-hosts of the Ligo Haibun: Nightlake and Managua!
join us – become a haibuner! Write your own original haibun – a few paragraphs (prose) based on your thoughts, experience, or take, from one of the two prompts given (“oblivion” or “morning glory”), include a haiku (short free verse poem – such as the one above – that imbues the essence of your written piece (the several paragraphs). For more information click on the Haibun Challenge section at the top of this page.
Enter your written piece, after publishing it on your blog, by clicking on the little blue box and following the directions!
Thank you for your interest, have a pleasant day and better tomorrow,
30 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – The life of a Morning Glory”
Congratulations to the winners. This is such a beautiful evocation, Penny 🙂
Thanks Celestine and thank you for being a part of this talented community of writers. I do appreciate you, very much! 🙂 xx
Your story of the morning glory particularly touched me Penny. Before my dear friend Barbara passed away, with the help of a friend, she completed a short video, taping the morning glories in her yard that were still hanging on at the end of their season. She felt this was an analogy for her live, still holding on but wondering when it was time to let go. It was so moving and something she left for us to share during her memorial service. She allowed me a private viewing before she passed. I will always have this touching memory.
Tears here LuAnn, but not bad ones. I understand perfectly. What a very wonderful memory for you to have of so dear a friend! A cherished memory to treasure. xx
It certainly was. Barb left some gems behind to help family and friends heal.
She sounds so wonderful LuAnn! Truly!
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I am the willow that bends…but that wasn’t a choice 🙂
Each day, give to recieve. Wise Morning Glory.
Hi Jules, thank you, my friend! 🙂
Loved the haiku, Penny. One day of glory being all days. Many layers of meaning here. Nicely done!
Hi, and thank you very very much! 🙂
Superb analogy – and worth really thinking about it. Your writing does the same, it just blooms-though I do secretly think you could make ironing a gracious art with your words. 2nd sentence in 3rd paragraph might need looking at…well done penny!
Thank you Ye Pirate. I did have a problem with that sentence. I don’t think in words. I do play with words however, and try to have them fit my emotions and sensations in any given situation. (like correctly putting together a puzzle) I couldn’t get the words to come out the way I was feeling! 🙂
Congratulations to all the winners!
Penny, nice evocation of this short-lived flower!
Hi Gabriella, thank you, very much. You’re all talented writers. it is a pleasure for me to read each one. 🙂
Beautiful. and like the opening paragraphs a lot
Hi Padmini, thank you very much, my friend! 🙂
I don’t know that I knew that about the morning glory. Sure glad I’m not named after that flower – LOL
Still – I do really try to live each day to the fullest. Some days are easier than others as some days are better than others. But – I try.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
I know just what you mean RoSy … yes I do indeed! I think we’re both pretty good tryers! 🙂 xo
I have enjoyed reading your morning-glory posting, I on the other hand would have chosen oblivion as my title, but then that would have most suited my Space I think? 🙂
Your chosen word has definitely blossomed into an inspiring piece of literature and I thank you for adding this my sweet friend, it has been a lovely read 🙂
Have a lovely evening Penny 🙂
Hello Andro, you always say the nicest things. Thank you very much, It’s Monday night for me here, I’ve not been online, as much these last few days! You should be waking up soon, I hope you slept well and have a wonderful Tuesday dear friend! 🙂 xx
Thank you for your kind thoughts Penny and yes a rather nice sleep, waking up to a beautiful sunny morning with birdsong and a crisp, fresh new day to explore 🙂 I hope that your Tuesday is filled with sweetness my lovely friend 🙂
Thoughtful and thought provoking haibun. And honored to see my name up there.
Most deserving too Eric, I might add!!! (your name in the honorable mentions, not my haibun, lol!
Well, well, well …….. I am overwhelmed because I started experimentng with haibun only at wp less than a year ago. 🙂
Thank you all for the encouragement and appreciation.
You’re most welcome, you’re also a natural when it comes to writing a haibun! 🙂
Congrats to all who write haibun! Maybe I should mention it now, that the “pretty” ligo circle of appreciation badge I apparently stole to display on my blog’s sidebar, is actually legit now. 😉 I’m officially in the circle of appreciation. Thank you all for not asking me to turn in my badge earlier.
Your a nut too, Angie! You didn’t “steal” it, you just got it a little bit ahead of time is all! 🙂 xx, looks good too, on your blog! 🙂 xx
I snagged it purely for its prettiness! Thanks for absolution…and, more seriously, for helping me find my way with haibun, Penny.
You’re welcome Angie, I am very pleased to have been of some assistance, although you have a natural way with words. A talent all your own that does lend itself well to the haibun style.