Monday, September 7, 2015

Beauty




That first step took me through lake country: apple blossoms on soft-scented summer evenings, bullrushes and weeping willow, lake-scent and whisperings engraved on my heart. It took a thousand miles to bring me home, to the forest floor, Grandfather Cedar draped with old man's beard, eagle and murrelet, sea and sky, a wonderment of beauty wherever my eyes fell, mist-mountain magic, joy in my heart singing, nature the lover of my life. I stood on the shore and turned in a circle: beauty, in every direction, etched forever in my mind. 

from first step to last
eyes wide with wonder
such a long journey

A haibun for Dverse's Haibun Monday

32 comments:

  1. And such a beauty this place is, with the forest floor and mist-mountain magic ~ One can forget the long journey when you are home at last ~

    Thanks for sharing your haibun Sherry ~

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  2. Oh I love the beauty here.. this is pure beauty. Those shores and mountain floors.. to some extent both a beginning and and coming together in such beauty.

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  3. We must pity those who have never hiked into nature, climbed into mountain ranges, foraged through forests, for only then & there do/can we reconnect to our natural self. Love your prose, & dig the haiku.

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  4. Grandfather cedar draped in a beard. ..ha cool visual. I like all the sights and scents . Yeah I love those moments of awe at nature

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  5. Beautiful. I enjoyed reading this a lot.

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  6. Old uncle fishing on river front
    no relation really is one really
    necessary is one necessary
    really.. kind fish Uncles catch..

    Nurture lives
    'round
    eye felt fish..:)

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  7. Gorgeous and glorious journey. I love how you make it come alive.

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  8. Thank you for sharing BEAUTY











    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  9. 'nature the lover of my life' - this is exactly how I see you, Sherry. Beautiful haibun and photo!

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  10. Sherry, how wonderful it must be to stand on the shore...and turn...and see beauty in every direction. I would say this is heaven?

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  11. How drenched in beauty this is and how I loved being soaked by it.

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  12. You capture the beauty and love of this place so well Sherry. Well done.

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  13. This is sheer magic. Great writing, and very powerful concept, or idea. The turning round 360 degrees I felt! ''Grandfather Cedar draped with old man's beard, eagle and murrelet, sea and sky, a wonderment of beauty wherever my eyes fell, mist-mountain magic, joy in my heart singing, nature the lover of my life.'' Simply amazing.

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  14. You've expressed just my own joy in nature and landscape. A lovely haibun.

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  15. We are enthralled by nature...I just hope if there is an afterlife we are still able to enjoy it and be a part of it...lovely story, Sherry.

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  16. a world of beauty sketched with heart...

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  17. lake shore to forest..nature in all its glory!

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  18. That's my kind of journey :) a lovely word-picture, you made me see it.

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  19. What a beautiful place to be at home in the natural world...thanks for sharing your journey and introducing Grandfather too!

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  20. I feel the wonder! All of this lifts my spirits.

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  21. that is indeed beauty - I dig the prosy style too.

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  22. you're a natural with this form, Sherry ~

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  23. I love this description: "Grandfather Cedar draped with old man's beard"--it is so poetic and captivating....and the idea of Nature as your lover for life.....so apt and perfect :-)

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  24. It is respecting nature at its best. Those not bothered seems happy missing the fun!

    Hank

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  25. Every time I'm here I am moved by your words...this is such a beautiful piece...I love the circle you've placed in this the reverence...so lovely!

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  26. I love this ' lake-scent and whisperings engraved on my heart.' very strong image! A little gem -your haibun, Sherry!

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  27. I had no luck leaving a comment a couple of nights ago, Sherry, so hope this works. I love when you write of your country side because it comes from your heart and spills into mine. It's just entirely touching and beautiful. Gayle ~

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  28. This is amazing, Sherry. It has to be one of my favourites of yours to date. There is so much beauty to behold in nature.I have never understood those who are not interested in it.

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Thank you so much. I will be over to see you soon!