Stream of Consciousness Saturday

a photo of the “cactus” dahlias in the garden

31 July 21: A Stream of Consciousness Haibun

The bees are crazy on fermented honey, like happy little saints working their way to heaven, and there’s pink and white and green in this a mangle of flowers, a handful for granny’s vase, and in a few days they’ll wilt and drop across the table, lily pollen staining the tablecloth, blossoms the colour of summer, and milky sap sticking to my fingers, crisp and ripe petals that will turn dull and shrink brown, and I think I shall want white lilies and blue forget-me-nots strewn across the church floor and on my little wicker box (because I’ll be of wee small dimensions by then), and gladness will follow me all the way to my end.

There’s light and wind
Turn in any direction
It’s green as grass

Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday: based on your last photo, start writing the first word that comes to mind (flowers). No planning, tweaking or interruption. . Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay and #SoCS on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

17 responses to “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”

  1. Oh what a beautiful image, you must have a lovely garden!

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    1. I hardly ever pick up my Canon anymore. I just use my iPhone. The garden has really benefitted from the torrents of rain we’ve had this summer. It’s raining again as I write this…

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  2. I love the idea of bees being happy little saints😊

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  3. Turn in any direction

    Indeed! Well done, Misky! ❤



    1. ❤️ Thanks, David! ❤️

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  4. Misky, this part really gets to me:
    “I think I shall want white lilies and blue forget-me-nots strewn across the church floor and on my little wicker box” I enjoy reading about your intimate acquaintance with the flowers and other inhabitants in your yard, Misky. It’s been quite the year for all to blossom.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I’m really glad to hear that.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  5. I enjoyed your beautiful and rich imagery, like lily pollen and sticky sap, evidence of life lingering. Your little wicker box has got me thinking about something natural or recycled. A friend had her husband’s remains in a beer bottle until my husband made her a wooden box. May we have time to ponder the possibilities.

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    1. May we ponder indeed! Thanks for reading this one.

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  6. You could close your eyes, and imagine all the great flowers around you.

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