27 April 2021: Haibun

Vicariously Vigàta

No more news. Not tonight. No more gasps for air. No more funeral pyres, or smoke and fire. No more wives in tears, or men beating chests, and no more orphans ghostly stares. I escape it all, if just a while, watching reruns on the TV. Police drama in Vigàta. A Sicilian seaside town. The old streets. The old churches. Subtitled conversation. Weeds growing between the cobbles. The sandstone scenery and dry summer heat that roils with trouble. I know their troubles like I know my own. Small town crimes of passion. Crimes of greed. Sins a kind heart might forgive. But who can forgive a virus that steals breath from your throat, an attacking army within an invisible breath that turns the air to poison.

It’s not just smoke
A moon the colour of butter
In broken chunks of sky

for dVerse Poets “Haibun Monday” © Misky 2021

19 responses to “27 April 2021: Haibun”

  1. A much-needed moment of escapism!

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  2. Deliciously descriptive!

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  3. Sounds like Montalbano – a great way to escape.

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    1. It is!! I’ve started from Series One ep 1 ,first shown in the UK in 2012, and I’m working my way through them.

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      1. I really enjoyed watching those. Young Montalbano is also worth a watch.

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        1. That series just finished this weekend. I hope there’ll be another one coming.

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            1. It seems we’re missing the last two episodes!

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  4. Your haibun is simply amazing …..

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  5. Your Haibun made me shiver. I too try to escape with watching a series, often a crime one, but my mind often won’t let go.

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    1. My mind does the same.

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  6. I remember watching that series… great escapism… the news is grim these days.

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    1. Very grim indeed. What’s happening in India makes my eyes well up.

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      1. I have many colleagues and friends in India… many of them are sick..

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        1. I’m so extremely sorry to hear that. I hope they recover fully and quickly.

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  7. spoken so eloquently of the present…. we have all been affected whether near or far…. beautiful halibun

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