Spoonfuls – A Haibun #PoetryChallenge

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What is that castle, its ruins over yonder rooftop tower leaning against the sky’s staff? Its twin spires in the distance waving green flags of surrender. Clinging to rubble, its walls breathe out oxygen, and its roots drink from the moat of the deep. Its turrets sprouting new leaves shading inside its branches while the morning sky moves patiently forward upholding a blank canvas.

But lo, my eyes play with imaginative lego, building castles from silhouetted twin trees in faraway lands through pulp fiction doors β€”doodling with Dawn’s side hustle, moonlighting through my window. While early morning coffee cup dregs foretelling enlightenment’s new age, interpret the runes of the day.

awareness pours

collective consciousness

in spoonfuls at Dawn

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In this month’s #poetrychallenge Rebecca Cuningham @ Fake Flamenco challenges us to write a haibun (in this case, a paragraph of six sentences of poetic prose with a related haiku) on the theme of “door.” The door can be: physical, metaphysical; beginning, portal, invitation, threshold, new age, or next step.Β 

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

39 thoughts on “Spoonfuls – A Haibun #PoetryChallenge

      1. Thank you.
        A side note dear Sadje, **My post of the Sunday Short Story earlier today was a mistake. I scheduled it for the wrong day in error. Therefore it will be seen at its right time, tomorrow. Apologies. ***

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  1. What you have done here by combining prose and haiku is simply gorgeous, to follow the lines of your dreamlike travel journal through doors.
    And what’s more I am pleasantly surprised by the picture perfect luigi green and mario red colours, or is it the other way round? Today I must wear one of them.
    So all of a sudden, out of the blue I bring some autobiography…lol

    But how beautiful you opened and closed today’s challenge, talking about doors.
    Red and green in contrast in combination is just stunning.

    🎈But lo, my eyes play with imaginative lego, building castles from silhouetted twin trees in faraway lands through pulp fiction doors β€”doodling with Dawn’s side hustle, moonlighting through my window. While early morning coffee cup dregs foretelling enlightenment’s new age, interpret the runes of the day.🎈

    What a runaway into the land of the imagination. It is overflowing with subtle differences, shades of meaning, expression, and sound.

    It gorgeously captures the collective consciousness or dream state in beautiful spoonfuls.

    Have a wonderful Saturday morning.

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    1. What a spectacular comment!
      You brought in the wonderful world of Luigi and Mario colors coupled with your own evanescent visionary ideas of doors (figurative, mystical) —Beyond Amazing. observations!!
      So glad that there was relatable resonance sufficient to grant you imaginative purchase.
      Thank you for your support.
      And a wonderful Saturday to you as well. πŸŸ’πŸ”΄

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      1. Thank you Poet.
        I’m glad you enjoyed my comment as well.
        Yes, I was so pleasantly surprised by the colours. We having a luigi and mario birthday theme today.
        Have a wonderful Saturday too. Thank you πŸ”΄πŸŸ’

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  2. Amazing write, Suzette. The deepest of connections is to fully get the knowledge and visceral understanding that this collective consciousness is available and running through every thing in the Universe. How lovely, and enlightening.

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  3. Beautiful haibun you’ve written.
    I’ve only discovered them recently and love their requirement. They’re a valuable practice of poetry and poetic prose

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