2 January: dVerse Haibun

Dance hall with people In formalwear.

It’s late, but not late enough, and too early for stripping off the gold foil from that cork, and it’s surely too early for those warm weather gnats drawn to candlelight that nobody sees but leave you marked as meaningless meat, and there’s static tickling the innards of the old radio as we sway like music across the floor, slide soft as stocking feet, hand in hand tucked into the small curve of a back, and as the clock strikes twelve, we pause and turn another page. 

Bells like clear vowels 
Warm light from a chandelier 
Dressed like pink dogwood


Written for dVerse Poets Haibun Monday. AI Digital Art: created using Midjourney’s bot (v4b) Image and poem ©Misky 2022 Shared on Twitter #amwriting

22 responses to “2 January: dVerse Haibun”

  1. “Bells like clear vowels” – this is an excellent description.

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  2. Enchanting, Misky. The dogwood petals, so delicate and distinct.

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  3. Such special moments shared with loved ones are really something to live for.

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  4. I love this, Marilyn, and I think I know those gnats – I still have a mark on my hand from one! I especially enjoyed the ‘static tickling the innards of the old radio’ and the ‘bells like clear vowels’. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, ands happy new year to you, too.

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  5. This is exquisitely drawn, Misky! I so love the image; “static tickling the innards of the old radio as we sway like music across the floor.” Sigh.. Happy New Year! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  6. You really set the scene throughout the haibun! The dogwood too is surely pleased with that haiku. What a clever way to nod to coming spring, or maybe a remembrance of springs past.

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    1. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. I adore the last line of your haiku.

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    1. Thank you very much

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  8. Oh my, what a vivid scene you’ve created bringing in all the senses. So nostalgic and elegant. Happy New Year, Misky.

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    1. Thanks, and happy New Year to you!

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  9. Love the scene you have painted, and specially adore your haiku with that first gorgeous line. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks. And to you as well, Grace.

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