5 January 2021: A Haibun for dVerse

The Acropolis Physic Gardens

There are no gardens in the ancient Agora of Athens, just weeds striding proud through the stoney ruins. We sit amongst ancient silence with a wide glance of the world. Here, with its endings, where history began.

our voices travel
eyes half open to winter’s
icy fingers

for dVerse Haibun “Beginnings” and  @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter. Image is public domain: by Pankaj Shah on Unsplash   © Misky 2020

20 responses to “5 January 2021: A Haibun for dVerse”

    1. Thank you, Jael.

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      1. You’re most welcome 🙂

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  1. This is stunning! Having been to Greece a number of times, both with my job as director of a global MBA and for pleasure as tourists….I understand that awesome feeling of standing amongst the ruins of history and thinking at the same time that this was the beginnings. The haiku with it is also stunning.

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    1. Thanks, Lilian!

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  2. I’ve never been to Athens more’s the pity, but the photo reminds me of the Asklepion at Kos. It’s certainly a place to gain a broad perspective on the world, as your haibun offers.

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    1. I’ve never been to Kos, but I’d love to see it.

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      1. It was a long time ago, but I remember it was very beautiful. And there was Hippocrates’ plane tree, possible descendant of the tree which stood there in Hippocrates’ time!

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        1. Travel is such a good eduction.

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  3. The ancient silence among the weeds is such a strong image!

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  4. I enjoyed the “weeds striding proud” and the mystical feel to this poem. I want to visit now! 👏

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  5. I love how you felt the ancient times among the ruins… and the haiku is perfect.

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    1. Thank you, and happy new year.

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  6. Reminds me a bit of Pompeii, Italy. The history and walking amid the stones…

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    1. I’ve never to been to Pompeii. Have you?

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      1. Yes. I got to go a few (well really many, many) years ago when my Hubby had to work in a small town near by. We spent one day in Rome. We didn’t go in the colosseum, but I did stand outside of it. We didn’t get to the famed fountain either.

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  7. Very nice Not gardens among all those rocks indeed! Never thought of it that way before! Well done.

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  8. Your prose and the seasonal haiku “took me there”!

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