Ligo Haibun Challenge ~Mother Nature’s Soliloquy

This week the Ligo Haibun Challenge encourages the writer to write a haibun using one of the two photographs shown here. My entry:

Hai one

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
hai two
 Photo credit, Ese Kļava, 2013


Thank you! For more information, and to read the other entries in the Ligo Haibun Challenge click here!

Thanks for reading, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

~ Penny

28 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge ~Mother Nature’s Soliloquy

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  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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

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