Here is Home: Haibun, NaPoWriMo, Day 12

Here, are two, then three, then four, then two again. Here, atop a settling foundation and slightly slanting floors, are family dinners, friends, love, and tears. Here, the venerable oak tree stands tall, shading and shadowing, though the swing set that stood beside it is long gone–and here, decades-old daffodil bulbs still bloom. Generations of mockingbirds have sung through summer nights perched on the new greenery of aged trees. Here is home, where amidst clutter and dreams, cats gaze from windows–then look within.


blooms and snowflakes fall

drift through Earth’s revolutions–

ghosts sing to living












Today’s NaPoWriMo  prompt was to write a haibun “that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live.”




44 thoughts on “Here is Home: Haibun, NaPoWriMo, Day 12

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 12 – “Renewal” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

  2. I liked the way you included starting as two, then three, four and back again to two. Simplicity can be so deep below the surface. We counted in our family at so many gatherings: napkins, silverware​ and plates but really members’ lives were in place.
    Your natural landscape was well captured and held significant meanings, Merril.
    As far as families go, the film (rented from Redbox) “Lady Bird” touched me on several levels.

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