Haibun Monday – The Best Things in Life are Free

Hello my intrepid and globetrotting poets. Toni Spencer (aka hayesspencer, Kanzen Sakura)here with a nice and easy peasy haibun prompt for you all. I have been absent for a bit because of things going on with my mother.  But I am back again, hooray!

I keep singing this song lately, The Best Things in Life are Free. And to be truthful, they are. They are also priceless as well.

Today I would like you all to write a haibun, true, and only one or two tight paragraphs ending with a classic haiku and to link it up and read other poets and comment. Indeed, many times, the comments received on our poems, at this site, are beyond price, they are free! If you need help with writing a classic haiku (5-7-5 or short-long-short with a seasonal word (kigo) and a cutting word (kireji) that separates the upper and lower kus, you can follow this link:   https://dversepoets.com/2015/11/16/japanese-poetry-forms-twins/

I am not talking about free and freedom but free, as in no cost – priceless as well. What has happened to you since Christmas that was free, that was beyond measure or cost? Was it a night by the fire sipping something delicious by yourself or with a loved one (human or animal), a walk in the snow or rain, the birth of a child, writing a poem you were really pleased about, skating on a pond or river, a concert or recital, a hug from a good friend or loved one? The list goes on and on about free things that transform our being.

The to the song are:
“The Best Things In Life Are Free”

The moon belongs to everyone
Best things in life they’re free
Stars belong to everyone
They cling there for you and for me

Flowers in spring
The robins that sings
The sunbeams that shine
They’re yours and their mine

Love can come to everyone
Best things in life they’re free

Moon belongs to everyone
The best things in life, they’re free
Stars belong to everyone
They glitter there for you and for me
They are yours and me

Flowers in spring
The robins that sing
Sunbeams that shine
They’re yours and their mine

Love can come to everyone
Best things in life they’re free
All of the good things
Every one of the better things

The best, best things in life
They’re free

And they are!  So using Mr. Linky (and using the link to this post in your post) link up. Read other poets, comment.  The more you read and comment, the better known you will be in the dVerse Poets Pub.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all out on the dVerse Trail!