Grounded, but Ready to Soar

We lie on our backs on the wide green expanse between dorms. Soon we’ll be starting classes here–a future scary, uncertain, and suffused with what ifs. We’re filled with the ardor and fire of youth. But in this moment, we’re still and content, bodies grounded, yet spirits soaring as we watch the feathered clouds fly across the late summer sky. They’re blown by a wild wind miles above us. My boyfriend points out some constellations–the Big Dipper, Orion. I make a wish and send it sailing into the night.

River of heaven,

flowing light in ink-blue sea

carries dreams onward

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This Haibun is for Frank’s Haikai challenge, using Milky Way (amanogawa), which he notes is an early autumn kigo. He says “the literal translation of amanogawa is ‘river of heaven.’”

And for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for vigor and energy.

And for dVerse’s Open Link night, where Mish is hosting.

 

 

 

 

59 thoughts on “Grounded, but Ready to Soar

  1. You took me back to those days of having your whole life in front of you, looking to the stars to dream. I’m not sure if I always appreciated the possibilities that were right there in front of me. Now, I am living them vicariously through my children…..haha.
    Your haiku is beautiful.

  2. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #52 (9/22/18): harvest #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

  3. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 102, “Energy & Vigor”, #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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