Day 27 NaPoWriMo 2021

Beech Forest with wild garlic blooming

Day 27: I. & II. NaPoWriMo  “a word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” – an Ambedo Haibun also for dVerse Poets    III. AprilPAD “Believe it/Or Not” written as a Nodus Tollens and The Poeming “The Red Light Berry” 

An Ambedo Haibun

A bee at the windowpane. It’s buzzing. Angry. Or frantic. It can see outside, thinks it’s outside. Thinks it’s free. I open the window. There’s slow movement across leaves, across  the grass. Through my hair. God’s hand. Or a breeze. Or is one the same as the other. The sun skips in and out of shadows, the sky and broken clouds. I turn my face toward the warmth.

birds instead of fruit
there amongst the trees
this serenest green

I Believe That

that anger is a low tide, and
that treble notes come from beech trees,

that a single look can be a sentence, and
that loneliness is a ripple, 

that tearing up a letter
            breaks someone’s heart, and

I believe that woman sitting in her car 
            has forgotten what a kiss feels like.

The Poeming: The Red Light Berry

Notes: I. Ambedo. n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake. 

Notes: II. Nodus tollens  n. the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre. 

for shared with @napowrimo @dversepoets @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

8 responses to “Day 27 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. I like the feel of your being in touch with nature!

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  2. I like the words you chose from the dictionary, Marilyn, and where those words took you, especially in the haibun, the sound of ‘serenest green’, and the wonderful lines:
    ‘that tearing up a letter
    breaks someone’s heart, and
    I believe that woman sitting in her car
    has forgotten what a kiss feels like.’


    1. Thank you, Kim. That woman was real. The very definition of impatience.

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  3. I love the top image and your haiku is exquisite, Misky!


      1. You’re welcome.


  4. Bee-utiful (with a capitol Bee) all the way through all three, Misky.


    1. Thanks so much, Ron.


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