This week the Ligo Haibun Challenge encourages the writer to write a haibun using one of the two photographs shown here. My entry:
You, who frolic and play, and you who look out upon me, beseeching eyes of wisdom so inherent to your breed, I hear you. I move silently among you lingering on the touch of velvet soft skin. I gaze upon your glorious colors, my creations, each a masterpiece of perfection. Each, a place in this world.
I feel anguish, despair, a deepening sadness for your increasing loss of kind. The diminishing of life force. Wanton waste of life. Foolish, foolish humans. Must you suffer while they learn and grow. They my children too, and yet … at what point does there occur a level of attrition where needs be a justifying retribution, the balancing of scales. At what point is the point of no return revealed. Will I know? Will they?nature’s decree humanity loses point of no return Photo credit, Ese Kļava, 2013
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Thanks for reading, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
28 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge ~Mother Nature’s Soliloquy”
Way later than it was before, but I finally finished it: http://figurevii.com/2013/09/11/my-pet-penguins/
Hopefully this week’s will be MUCH closer to on time 😉
I’m sure it will be! Thank you, I’ll be coming by to read! 🙂
A very thought-provoking piece Penny and one that is near and dear to my heart. I often wonder how close we are to the tipping point.
Me too, and then I wonder what will happen?
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your words pack a powerful punch – you never fail. enjoyed your offering.
Hi Sunshine, thank you. Something very near and dear to me (you may have noticed, lol)!
your anguish is palpable here, Penny. A very passionate haibun 🙂
Hi Celestine. Thank you. Deeply felt by me indeed! 🙂
–I’m sorry–I didn’t mention that this is a thoughtful challenge–I really like the different POV’s you put forth.
Thank you, and I appreciate that. Always just my thoughts on things, I’m glad you like them!
Penny–i caught your interview over at maxima’s place–and wanted to say a huge congrats on your lovely book. The illustrations are marvelous–and it is definitely on my Amazon wish list…I will let you know when I pick it up; I imagine I will want to review it!!
Thank you Karen. The illustrations are by a wonderful artist and sweetheart of a human being, Debbie Edwards. she was inspired by a shy young niece of hers when I asked her to come up with the “look” and illustrations for the shy butterfly. Thanks for the congrats. Yes, do let me know, a review would be awesome, of course! 🙂
Very well-expressed. Empathize with your thoughts, on the destructive of nature and other living things
Thank you Padmini, it is a passionate concern of mine!
I meant on the destruction of nature..lol.
AnElephantCant write like Penny
He is all too aware of his limitations
But on this we seem
To have a similar theme
And sadly the topic is extermination
Great post, once again setting the standard that we aspire to.
Hello there. Thank you, very much. Our theme is the same this week isn’t it. I wish there was no need for the words we wrote on this sujbect, I wouldn’t mind just being able to enjoy nature without having to fear for it. xo
“Point of no return”…
How I wish we haven’t reached it!
Wonderful haibun, Penny!
A beautiful new month to you my dear friend!
Me too, Marina. Thank you. May your September be excellent also my most dear and special friend! 🙂 xo
Poor mother Nature – Poor us.
If only I could change the world with hugs.
I love giving them & getting them.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Hugging does help, a lot! More hugs equals more love, keep on keeping on RoSy, I love your hugs and smiles! 🙂 xo
I share your sadness, Penny. Humanity and our point of no return… Your haiku sums it up perfectly.
Thank you. It seems insane doesn’t it, what’ve we’ve done and are doing!
Yes, it does….. 😦
At what point does the need of the many out weigh the needs of the few…
(Can’t help it I’m watching Star Trek reruns!)
This another fantastic post Penny.
At what time do we say it is enough and we have to stop?
Thank you for sharing this with us.
You ask serious questions in this one Penny. Beautifully expressed.