My first attempt at Haiku/Haibun
My office faces the desert so there isn’t much to see, other than endless sand dunes and a few shrubs that grow against all odds. Everyday, I take a cab to the office. I get off at the bus-stand across the road and then cross over, over a patch of grass. As someone who is totally in love with the green, stepping over this patch works in magical ways more than one but I invariably have to rush to avoid getting late to work.
Wish I could linger,
Just a little while longer…
On this patch of grass.
P.S. With this I tried my hand at writing poetry in a new form –
A Haiku or a Haibun …
I am not sure which one,
Or maybe it’s simply none,
Pray, tell me, if it’s right or wrong,
I just knew it mustn’t be long…
I knew it had to do with evoking the senses,
Or awaken feelings that lie in one’s deepest recesses…
Note: A Haiku is a Japanese poem of 3 lines to do with nature and following the pattern 5-7-5 while a Haibun is a prose poem with a Haiku.
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