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“The Pond,” A Haibun

#Haiku Happenings #12: Colleen’s latest #tankaprose for her own Weekly Poetry Challenge!

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Welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, where we use synonyms for the prompt words. This week I chose connection for bond, and beseech for seek.

You will notice that I also used the prompt words at the end of my Haibun. I did this because I believe it solidifies the meaning of my poem’s theme built around the words bond and seek.

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My journey brings me to a nearby prairie slough where prescient reflections shimmer under the winter sun.  Today, I am in pursuit of fairy enlightenment. You know, the kind where magic resonates in the shriek of a hawk and in the howling yips from the coyote pups that play on the sandy shore under a full moon. The alchemy of the moment is not lost on my hungering soul.

A numinous pact –
as turquoise heavens beseech
Mother Gaia’s goal.
Spirit, water, fire…

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