I’ve wanted to try my hand at Haibun for a while now. This week’s prompt was irresistible. I am a long-time fan of Dr. Seuss.
Haibun Thinking: Week 6 – February 25th 2014
As it would have been the birthday of Dr Seuss this Sunday coming, the prompt this week is one of his. He certainly knew how to impart his wisdom.
We have been enjoying the Haibun that have been created for this challenge, and we look forward to many more. You creativity in all forms shows that you have grasped the general idea of the Haibun.
Thank you for participating, and I hope you enjoy taking part as well.
This week’s Literature Prompt:
Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
~ Dr Seuss
Time and encroaching Urban Sprawl had isolated her in a home that had fallen into decay. She had been a beauty once. Now, the children on her street called her a witch. They egged her house on All Hallows Eve. They rang the doorbell and ran away. Even the adults of the community avoided neighbourly calls.
On a certain day of every year though, she remembers that once she was beautiful and special to someone. She lights candles on the mantle under the portrait of a young man in uniform. The cobwebs in the corners and the dusty furniture recede from her vision. The blackened roses regain their colour and vitality and she smiles to herself.
Beauty gone to seed
A rose she can be called still
Blooms yet in his eyes
25 February 2014
Description of the Haibun poetry form from Baymoon: The haibun is prose (or a prose poem) interleaved with one or more haiku.
**Constructive criticism welcome but please be gentle, this is my first time ;-)**