23.2.22: Haibun Wednesday

Image is "Blue Seascape, Wave Effect" by Georges Lacombe, 1894 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France. Public Domain

The trouble with Salt

And then the sea dawns. Its salt dissolves into salt, into itself. It’s a new day of slow dehydration. A life-long osmosis into dust and dryness. Dry words, dry humour, dried up and wrinkled … wrinkles on thin skinned; wrinkles in plans; wrinkles in love … And the sea’s tongue grates the sand, roiling and rolling over as we stand in the waves and face the red-eye dawn, the sun rising and the sea grabbing at our ankles. And it dawns on us, this salt cannot dissolve us … as we throw salt over our shoulder and invite the devil to our table.

My footprints are gone
And the sea is still singing
Turning into rain


(Note: this thing is full of metaphors. I just write this stuff; I don’t actually understand it.) For GoDogGo Cafe Haibun Wednesday Prompt “A new dawn” Image is “Blue Seascape, Wave Effect” by Georges Lacombe, 1894 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France. Public Domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

23 responses to “23.2.22: Haibun Wednesday”

  1. I’ve seen that image before, I loved visiting Rennes so it must have been there. Happy memories.

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    1. Lovely. Here’s to happy memories. We always made Rennes our overnight stop; dinner at one of the sidewalk cafes; a nightcap at the bar where Hemingway used to go (can’t recall its name – on the corner). I agree, Rennes is always worth a return visit.

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      1. Yeah, a favourite weekend haunt. Everything was better in Brittany.

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        1. Mr M says the bar is called the Cubana Café, or something like that.

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          1. I don’t think I know any bars, offhand. We were always with daughter, I think, so tended to stay away.

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  2. And the Favorite Lines Award goes to…
    “It’s a new day of slow dehydration. A life-long osmosis into dust and dryness.”

    Holy Moley, Misky; you gotta STOP blowin us all away.
    (Just kidding, Do NOT stop!)

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  3. This is fabulous, Misky. So many brilliant lines. And then the sea dawns. And the seas tongue grates the sand, and this salt cannot dissolve us…. I just love it.

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    1. Aah thank you so much. ❤️

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  4. I just write this stuff; I don’t actually understand it.

    You’re funny, Misky! 😀


    David

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  5. wow, i am in love with what you have penned here. Such a beautiful way to talk about life!

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    1. Thank you, Leona.

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  6. It’s getting there, Misky. It’s getting there. It is fair to say you show some potential!!!

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    1. I’m so glad you think so; I was about the trade in my pen for a Toblerone.

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      1. If writing is your day job, stick to it girl! 😂

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        1. It’s a good thing that I’m drawing a pension. 😂

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          1. …and still paying our taxes! 😂

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            1. Put it in … Take it out 😂

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              1. I know, I know! 😂

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  7. Love your note…you just write this stuff 😂 – well, you “just” write beautiful stuff!

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