dVerse Haibun

Yes, Of Course, The Lesser Periwinkle

I’m sitting in the damp evening air, rain still dripping from the leaves, and my ear catches the sound of small bone animals in the Vinca Minor (there was a time when I couldn’t recall its proper name – now I can’t recall its common name, although I’m sure I will once I stop thinking about it.). And the air is grey. Depressed. As if it has a slight headache, or had bad sex. And I’m waiting for May’s Flower Moon to climb above the trees like a bright cranial orb that rises above my trivialities. But there’ll be nothing to see tonight in this tangle of cloud.

Drives us mad, the moon
A toxic apparition
Touch wood, just for luck

Written for dVerse Haibun Monday “Flower Moon“. Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

18 responses to “dVerse Haibun”

  1. Cloud-obscured periwinkle, eh? Bummer. But you haibun it beautifully here Misky. Awesome work!

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  2. The haiku to the prose is brilliant!

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  3. Ah… touch wood! I hope the clouds relinquish their stage tonight! Beautiful flowers.

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    1. It’s still tipping down rain.

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  4. As if it has a slight headache, or had bad sex.

    This made me laugh, Misky. Also – your haiku is great! I love how you emphasized that aspect of the moon – lunacy!


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    1. 🥰 glad it gave you a smile, David.

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  5. Nice allusion to superstition in the haiku.

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  6. The moon is a sulky spectre here, and the grounding of something firm, or not so firm. Really enjoyed your haibun, Misky.


    1. Thank you very much!

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  7. Oh, that cloud can be oppressive. Hope it lifts in time for the flower moon!


    1. It’s not looking good…

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  8. Yes, the clouds obscured my view of the moon, too!

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  9. I had a similar depressing flower moon, but we also have the periwinkle to brighten things up…

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