Mujo; a Haibun


Moonflowers by Nampu Katayama; Bing Images

These days my heart is aflutter and excitement is coursing through my every cell it seems. I feel almost electric and distracted at times too.  There is a strong memory of these feelings from my past and yet in a way I’m more in control of my faculties than I was before.  Perhaps it’s because I realize the impermanence of relationships.  No-thing lasts forever but I’m ready to take advantage of what has presented itself and to see where it goes and I along with it for however long it lasts…and enjoy the journey.

summer’s moon flower
wilts as the days grow shorter
refreshing breeze stirs

Toni is our host for Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets.  Join us as we explore this Japanese form and write on change or impermanence.

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  1. Oh I enjoy your take on this prompt! I hope the relationship takes you down long and wondrous paths. I love the haiku – it is truly beautiful.


  2. lovely, Lovely! I smell a new love!


  3. This is almost electric and the beautifully diffused by the moon flowers. Enjoy every bit of fun and flutter that comes your way.


    • I’m enjoying the flutters, Georgia…thank you. I need to get back over to your blog. I always enjoy your writings and photos.

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      • I would love you to. I’ve been busy writing my novel and the poetic muse hasn’t been stirred because I have this other writing to do. Hope to get back into it soon! But have been following some of the Dverse poetry. It is so good and imaginative with prompts and responses.


        • Thank you for that, Georgia! I understand about the poetic muse going missing…writing a novel I’m sure is taking up much of your focus. It’s nice, though, that you stop in now and then to read and comment. xo

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  4. I love your haiku and your description of a new relationship. Exciting!


  5. Oh this one left me breathless!!! 💖


  6. This sounds very interesting!! And hopeful?


  7. Very Zen haibun. The essence of impermanence in a wilting flower.


  8. bobellal

     /  September 19, 2016

    Life is risk. I know this as well as anyone after cheating death repeatedly. But I also know that who dares wins. Take it. Take the victory. It may not last forever. You never know.


  9. The impermanence of relationships make us more appreciative of the present and loved ones. and your haiku’s moon flower is a perfect metaphor.


  10. This makes me think that something (one) special has come into your life, and you are so right, we have to enjoy those gifts one day at a time.I feel your joy.


  11. The realisation that things change, to enjoy relationships while they last is a very true, with that haiku adding a dimension to the text,


  12. Oh I can feel the flutter! Welcoming new journeys, new seasons into your life …how wonderful. Enjoy. 🙂


  13. Oh, the joys of a new relationship, Gayle! I love the metaphor – a refreshing breeze!


  14. The zing of a new relationship — the flutters. Remembering those feelings from the past — accepting and reveling in their presence again. The moonflower — may it enjoy that delectable breeze. 🙂


  15. Learning to be happy with impermanence, when we can achieve it, is such a blessing. But oh, it’s so hard….


  16. I along with it for however long
    it lasts…and enjoy the journey.

    One cruise along and enjoy whatever comes along. Good policy not to restrict one’s freedom to choose!



  17. Sounds like excitement is in the air! Hope your change is exactly what you are hoping for!



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