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The World Awakens Anew

#Haiku Happenings #2: Merril Smith’s #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

“I’m hoping to be astonished tomorrow

by I don’t know what

–Jim Harrison, “Tomorrow,” In Search of Small Gods

 

Every day the world awakens anew. I wake to the sound of birdsong–twitters, chirps, the laugh of the woodpecker. I laugh, too. It’s a beautiful June morning. I drink coffee while a cat purrs on my lap. I stand in sunshine, and later I smell petrichor rising from the damp grass as the world—or my little part of it—is washed clean. I’m hoping to be astonished tomorrow by what I don’t know—more people who appreciate the earth, who believe in truth and value what is good.  Our cups can never be too full. There is always room in this world for more beauty, more love.

peonies open,

a fleeting gift of beauty

given to the world

I’m catching up on prompts! This Haibun is for Jilly’s Day 9 of…

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