GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Early-Bird: Spring Wedding

Today’s special early-bird prompt is to write a haibun!  This poem is inspired by the wilting tulips next to my writing screen. And a day later, this poem was featured as having “a wonderfully dreamlike quality, and a lovely punctuating haiku.”

And on Friday morning, she walked the aisle of spring
carpeted with petals of blooms; pink, yellow, white
and rainbow, dreaming to find him at the altar of bliss.

But, he wasn’t there waiting to be married in the routine
of expectations. She found him at home weaving sheets of
love threaded with poetry, songs and letters.

in the spring moonlight
you are my chosen night queen
hurry home from church

Copyright © 2017, Gloria D. Gonsalves. All rights reserved.

  • I LOVE THIS!! So beautiful, the captivating line is “weaving sheets of love threaded with poetry, songs and letters”–and the final line, “hurry home from church” grabbed and blessed my heart. <3

    01/04/2017 at 04:55
  • Beautiful and tender imagery.

    01/04/2017 at 06:50
  • I love it! A fresh start 🙂

    01/04/2017 at 07:24
  • Lovely and a great start to NapoWriMo! Feeling even more inspired and motivated to give haibun a shot!

    01/04/2017 at 11:15
  • So pretty – what a lovely start to NaPo!

    01/04/2017 at 13:10
  • Love this, it’s so pretty.

    01/04/2017 at 13:41
  • This one caught me (by the throat) and did not let go until I exhaled after the last line. A delight.

    01/04/2017 at 13:52
  • Very pretty. I love the unexpected.

    01/04/2017 at 15:49
  • Beautiful! Love the way the words are weaved.

    01/04/2017 at 18:02
  • +1

    01/04/2017 at 19:30
  • K. McLaughlin

    I was unfamiliar with the haibun, but am very inspired by what you wrote! This is a beautiful poem.

    01/04/2017 at 19:42
  • I was tortured by the prompt, but loved learning about it. I appreciate being able to read your efforts, and am inspired to work a bit at my descriptive phrases. 😉

    02/04/2017 at 01:58
  • I love this, especially the haiku at the very end! <3

    02/04/2017 at 02:52
  • This is gorgeous. Thank you.

    02/04/2017 at 18:12
  • Beautiful, tender, and delicate… I love this.

    03/04/2017 at 00:43

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