Skylark: Haibun

Frank is continuing his bird-challenges. This week it the skylark.

 

We sit in a vineyard watching a production of Romeo and Juliet. Onstage, the lark sings, the lovers part in sweet sorrow, longing for a tomorrow that never comes. Offstage, the sun sets and the night birds call. In the twilight, my husband and I, together for over four decades, listen to human voices and to nature around us. We have had the joys, the sorrows, the todays, and the hopes for tomorrows. We sip our wine and smile, happy to be here, happy to be together.

 

skylark in dawn flight

summer’s promises in song

winged love soars with hope

 

Sunset, Auburn Road Vineyards

Auburn Road Vineyards

 

22 thoughts on “Skylark: Haibun

  1. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #20 (2/10/18): Hazy Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #renga #haiga – Frank J. Tassone

  2. Merril, your beginning of the post made me look up “Happy Together” song by the Turtles (1967). It makes me smile to listen to it. . .
    Your soaring skylark, hopes and promises all had me thinking of you and your husband’s over 40 years of friendship, love and marriage. It was a wonderful post here, very special!

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