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one by one (Haibun) NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 3


© Clr'15 Rivière Richelieu, Chambly, Qc.
© Clr’15 Rivière Richelieu, Chambly, Qc.

Sitting on the riverbank, she feels the coolness of the rapids and gently drowns in the moment…

riverbed rumbles
swallows chirp while gulls screech
one melody

Thoughts that tear her spirit, slowly slip into the water, flowing with the current, mending her soul.


exhales effortless
bittersweet sentiments
drowning one by one

drowning one by one
sinking to the bottom
change in due time
turning one by one
 harmless pebbles

© Tournesol ’16/04/03

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 3


briny beads (tan renga)


When I saw this prompt and Jane Reichhold’s haiku referring to the shape of “wild rivers” and “ferns” I could not help but be right at my special spot by the river rapids and so I decided to add my thoughts in a Tan Renga. I hope that’s okay.

wild rivers
the joy unfurls
in ferns © Jane Reichhold

grief spills briny beads
white-water sweetens   © Tournesol ’15