Hello and Happy Haibun Monday! Mish here, bringing you today’s prompt.
How was your morning? I am not a morning person myself…more of a night owl, but my husband is up at the crack of dawn on a regular basis. He captured these peaceful moments at a nearby conservation area.
Aww yes, the theme I have chosen for this week’s Haibun prompt is “morning”.
Isn’t every morning a miracle?
Do you embrace it or resist it?
Walk us through one of your mornings. Describe a morning routine, a cherished morning memory, an early morning walk or a glorious sunrise. The birds may be singing praises to a clear, blue sky or the fog may have set in. As we all know, not all mornings are wonderful. With that said, I give you a piece to ponder by Frank J. Tassone, one of our frequent pub poets. You may remember this riveting haibun, his response to an MTB prompt in January. It was originally published in an online literary journal called “Image Curve”.
The Morning After
by Frank J. Tassone
Her cup of Columbian Supremo cools atop of a crumpled copy of the Journal News, spread over the kitchen table like leaves across the lawn. She stands by the kitchen sink, inhales another drag on a half-smoked Marlboro, stares out the window, not seeing the cracked blacktop or the rust on the basketball hoop.
There’s no sign of yesterday’s overcooked prime ribs. No trace of aroma from the baked yams or steamed avocados. No echo of the scream, the slap.
Just her, another grandma. With a swollen right cheek.
Breeze scattering leaves up
Any Maple Street
© Frank J. Tassone
Previously published in Image Curve, August 1, 2014
Your haibun should be one to two tight paragraphs of non-fiction prose followed by a seasonal haiku, to add another dimension to the prose. Please remember the haibun prompt is open all week and many join in later. Come back often to read and comment. Now…. open the blinds, grab your favourite caffeinated beverage and relive a morning through your writing!
Here’s how to join in:
- Write a haibun about morning and post it to your blog.
- Type the direct URL and your name into Mr. Linky.
- Post the link to dVerse on your blog and social media sites.
- Stop in the pub to say hello.
- Comment on other poet’s work.
- Have fun!
Hello! So nice to have the time to host on my day off. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Good evening… it’s a strange time to think about mornings… (and Monday mornings too)… but I did my best.
I’m sure you did, Bjorn. It’s afternoon for me, writing about mornings, talking to you in the evening….whoa!!
Mornings are quite an open theme, so I’m sure we’ll see a nice variety of poetic paths.
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Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Mish! I posted one about this very morning.
Hi Frank! I think when the memory is fresh, it would be easier to write a more accurate account for a haibun. Mine took a little bit of digging, even though it was only a few weeks ago….
Mornings are my favorite times of the day. Thanks Mish for hosting. Hope you enjoyed our long weekend. Happy Monday.
Thanks, Grace. Happy Monday to you too. It’s been a quiet weekend.
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Hi everyone and thank you Mish for hosting with a morning prompt, the time when I am most inspired and able to write. It’s evening here and I’m already drooping over my keyboard. We’re having Internet and telephone problems at the moment (again) so I might disappear. I’ll keep coming back to read and comment.
Hi Kim 🙂 My husband is the same way…says he “pumpkinates” at night. I get a second wind, but I envy those who embrace the morning!
Thank you for hosting Mish. It is a good prompt.
Thank you, Toni! 🙂
V.J. Knutson said:
Wow! Frank’s piece is hard to follow….but, I’ll give it a try. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for joining in, V.J. 🙂
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What a perfect prompt for me today!
🙂 So glad it spoke to you, Sarah.
Gospel Isosceles said:
Hard-hitting poem from Frank. And not just the Colombian Supremo. Good prompt, Mish. I hope I get a chance to make an offering this week:)
I hope so too! Thanks for stopping in, Amaya. 🙂
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good morning Mish and everyone, mornings are indeed special to me, I am getting ready to write one now, lovely prompt to start the week with
“Good morning” Silverdust 🙂
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Frank J. Tassone said:
Evening, Poets! Thanks, Mish, for featuring my haibun “The Morning After.” I’m honored! Love the prompt! I’ll be on the poetry trail tomorrow. See everybody then! 🙂
Your featured poem is stellar, Frank. Thank you for the inspiration. Will be by to read your morning haibun soon. 🙂
Frank J. Tassone said:
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thanks for the prompt. here is my take on morning
Thanks for another fine prompt Mish, my damp unsatisfactory morning lead to my contribution. Looking forward to reading riches as always.
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I feel like I write about mornings often. So here’s another. 🙂
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Kathy Reed said:
I mistakenly posted my poem twice. Could you please remove it from this Haibun prompt as it is posted under Frank Hubeny’s Tuesday prompt? Thank you.
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