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.
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Thank you for your interest, have a pleasant day and better tomorrow,