The Līgo Haibun Challenge – Essence Of The Kiss


There are two prompts for this week’ s Līgo Haibun Challenge:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring ” – Marilyn Monroe
“A kiss is a lovely trick by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous ” – Ingrid Bergman.
Both of them are powerful but kissing does have something about it, seducing not only my mind…

Cobblestones were exhaling heat of the sun, caressing my bare soles and raindrops continued their crazy whirls all over my body. Tickling, catching each other in attempt to map their own mystical paths, soaking me to the skin. The day was just about to succumb to the night and we were left with the last minutes of the twilight. The moment in between…under an old lamppost, my heart racing yours. Finally. Inevitably. The first, the very first one….longed for so much. Feeling the way your lips tasted on mine. Touching and teasing like butterfly wings, with the tantalizing aroma of Arabic coffee and freshness of the meadows high up in the French Alps. Flavours of the Amazon rainforests. The dust and diesel of Bamiyan, a hinge of fir forests up North and essence of Baku’s unforgettable wildness. I had melted while this moment was getting imprinted in me and signed with a shudder.

puddles under lamppost
discovered by your lips
map of sensuality

The Līgo Haibun Challenge