I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees…

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Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water,
You are more than this white head that I hold tightly
as a bunch of flowers, every day, between my hands.

You are like nobody since I love you.
Let me spread you out among yellow garlands.
Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south?
Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.

Suddenly the wind howls and bangs at my shut window.
The sky is a net crammed with shadowy fish.
Here all the winds let go sooner or later, all of them.
The rain takes off her clothes.

The birds go by, fleeing.
The wind. The wind.
I alone can contend against the power of men.
The storm whirls dark leaves
and turns loose all the boats that were moored last night to the sky.

You are here. Oh, you do not run away.
You will answer me to the last cry.
Curl round me as though you were frightened.
Even so, a strange shadow once ran through your eyes.

Now, now too, little one, you bring me honeysuckle,
and even your breasts smell of it.
While the sad wind goes slaughtering butterflies
I love you, and my happiness bites the plum of your mouth.

How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me,
my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running.
So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes,
and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans.

My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
Until I even believe that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
/Pablo Neruda/

Līgo Haibun Challenge – Picture Prompt

Another week has just begun and it is also time for a  new Līgo Haibun Challenge!

This week it’s Picture Prompt time and there are two wonderful images by belindabroughton to inspire you.  As usual choose one of them to write your Beautiful Haibun.



Let your imagination flow and send your haibun to our collection here – Beautiful haibun and/or enter it into the link below, please.

Carpe Diem Special *Soen Nakagawa’s “boundless autumn”*

This week our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem Special  is another haiku, written by Soen Nakagawa:

* * *
endless is my vow
under the azure sky
boundless autumn

* * *

The following  one is mine – I tried  to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

* * *
verdancy spread across fields
presence of spring

* * *

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Celebrate

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Celebrate;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 34 – CELEBRATE

Since there’re a couple of things to celebrate pretty soon, I thought this prompt might be in time and place.

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. /R.Brault/






What do you feel like celebrating?

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