Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Haibun Monday




The theme for Haibun Monday over at dVerse this week is ‘Waiting’.
 


Lighting Up Magic and Cheer
It has already been a whole day, almost – a car ride, a train journey that seemed to take forever, a walk on a beautiful clear day by the bay, and we are finally here. We wait as the temperatures start to drop. My little girl slips her hands into the pockets of my jacket to keep herself warm – the gloves are not enough. I hug her closer and we hope the sheer numbers in the crowd will keep us warm.  Holiday music joins the cheery sounds all around us, and we all wait. It is time, silence is heard for one solitary moment of anticipation and then it is oohs and aahs all around as we all marvel together, and this moment, thus shared is magical, almost!

Twinkling eyes, bright smiles,
Every heart lights up a little;
Her hands clap in joy.




7 comments:

  1. I love how you explore the mother daughter relationship and then the expectation of the event. Thanks for your contribution to this weeks Haibun Monday..

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    1. thank you for your comments and the prompt, Michael..
      i seem to mostly end up exploring mother-child relationships in my poems and this prompt helped me recall a sweet memory..

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  2. When hearts light up it is does seem magical. Nice description of the wait for the lights to be turned on especially with your daughter putting her hands into your pockets.

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    1. thank you frank.. and soon, she will be too old/big to do that and i am going to miss it then.. except in these memories..

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  3. This is wonderful, it brought back memories on how myself could find joy in such things... I wish I had those eyes again.

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  4. How delightful to share these moments with your daughter ~ Holidays are fun with children so enjoy them ~

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  5. I too wish I had those eyes of a child again. Trulu lovely haibun.

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