Colors of the Morning: Haibun

It is dark now when I wake. Fall is coming, though the air is still summer-steamy. The moon winks good morning and good-bye, in a sky that has turned from midnight blue to indigo. I watch as the sun, heralded by streaks of peach-tinged clouds, slowly rises, and the sky fades to bleached denim. A blue jay screams as he tries to land in the kitchen window bird feeder. He swoops and tries again, then heads back to the trees to tell of his adventures. I drink my coffee as the cats take their morning nap. Rosh Hashanah comes early this year. Soon—despite the heat—I’ll be baking loaves of round challah and simmering a pot of golden pumpkin soup for the new year.

 

lush green leaves and grass

harbor blue birds and brown squirrels—

one red-gold leaf falls

 

 

This Haibun is for dVerse, where Mish asked us to write about morning, and also for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. For this 100th challenge, she left the words to us!

42 thoughts on “Colors of the Morning: Haibun

  1. I got goosebumps reading this lovely Haibun, Merril. I could feel your longing for summer to stay, but also the comfort you get from celebrating the holidays that feed your soul. Gorgeous descriptions. ❤

  2. I so enjoyed your descriptiveness….especially “summer-steamy” and “streaks of peach-tinged clouds, slowly rises, and the sky fades to bleached denim.” The one red-gold leaf in your haiku is a nice echo to your prose, a subtle beginning to fall.

  3. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 100, “Poet’s Choice of Words” | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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