shadow of your leaves (haibun)

I close my eyes off and on today and I seem to be in a wabi-sabi mood if that makes any sense. If I let myself float to places of nothingness I feel nano seconds of peace, sometimes sadness but not a hurting sadness. A feeling of when your heart swells and forces you to take a deeper breath, a louder exhalation…a sigh of melancholy. That is my day today…pure, simple and free. I close my eyes and remember those moments nursing my children…those precious moments in the middle of the night…no distractions in those days…no cell phones, no television…no dvd’s either. Just that opportunity to look into their eyes as they look up with wonder, with loving adoration, depending so much on me for love, sustenance and nurturing…those liquid blue eyes gaze at me.

such sweetness/so long ago, I close my eyes/back in time.



pure innocence

love runs through my veins

I look at you


pure innocence

looks up in adulation

my heart melts


love runs through my veins

wrapping you in warmth

forever more


I look at you

purity of yesterday

revisits me

(c) Tournesol ’15

(c) Clr '15
(c) Clr ’15

lean yet robust

keeps me whole in bitter chills,

shadow of your leaves

(c) Tournesol ’15

Carpe Diem Wabi-Sabi

5 thoughts on “shadow of your leaves (haibun)”

    1. The timing was just right…I had been thinking this and writing and then I saw your prompt and added the first paragraph. Thanks so much for your kind words, Kristjaan.


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