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Haibun – Gift of Now!

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I sit with my cup of morning tea, contemplating life that passes by with each tick of the clock.  At times a feeling of guilt creeps into me for not having spent it wisely. As I brood over it, the calendar flutters in the breeze.  Those flying pages appear to be mocking at me as if holding some secret about my future. Trepidation grips me, over what lies ahead in life.  The sweet chirping of the birds shake me out of my stupor. I realise that clinging on to the past or being anxious about the future has stopped me from enjoying my today. Smiling, I finish my tea, revelling in the sweet twitter of the neighbourhood birds!

Ink stains from the past

blur the picture of  future

present holds the  key!

 

In response to Colleens weekly poetry challenge # 35 – Past & Future

 

This is my first attempt at writing a Haibun!

 

Haibun is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal.

 

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67 comments on “Haibun – Gift of Now!

  1. Andrei
    May 27, 2017

    Nicely-done Radhika ☺. It’s good seeing you trying out various literary forms.

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  2. Sudalai
    May 27, 2017

    Beautiful , Radhika . ” Present holds the key ” , true and wise words.👍

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  3. yassy
    May 27, 2017

    Beautifully written. Radha Radha Radha sending you warm Huggs

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    May 27, 2017

    So very well written and composed lines of our past, future and the presence of the present. Beautiful

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  5. Divya Deepak Rao
    May 27, 2017

    Oh my! What a beautiful post Radhika! I felt like I was sitting with you as you sipped your morning tea.😊 Quiet time in the morning with just thoughts to accompany us is the best time:)

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 27, 2017

      Would have loved your company Divya 😊. I genuinely enjoy my morning cuppa in my balcony. Thanks so much. Have a lovely weekend 💜

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  6. Bhagyashri
    May 27, 2017

    Beautifully written.. it really feels happy to attempt new things.. good try.. keep posting ..

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  7. sangbad
    May 27, 2017

    Wow Ma’am….beautiful morning post…love the visualization…sometimes I also think like this…regarding title–give something abstract like Chirping or Morning Tea…just a suggestion…

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  8. Veena
    May 27, 2017

    Well said Radhika

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  9. Kunal Thakore
    May 27, 2017

    Very nice, Radhika!

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  10. Thewellness.blog
    May 27, 2017

    Beautiful..simple, nice yet profound.

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  11. Megala
    May 27, 2017

    Nice thought!

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  12. DeepikasRamblings
    May 27, 2017

    Wonderful Radhika. I wonder if you have a magical key board which gives such good direction to your flow of thoughts. Keep them coming, for its always a pleasure to read such beautiful creations in different forms. Well done.

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  13. Flashing Thought
    May 27, 2017

    you publish your blogs in a book form,, and i shall stand overnight in the Que to buy one.

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  14. Anandhi
    May 27, 2017

    Hi! I have nominated you for Lovely Blogger Award.Hope you Accept It.Please do let me know about it.For more info please do check out this.
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    Thank you 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 27, 2017

      Thanks so much for the nomination Anandhi! But I have declared my blog award free since the last few months. 😊

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  15. Beautifully said the reality

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  16. Giri Kumar
    May 27, 2017

    Ya…sometimes we are driven by our past directly into future without the conscious of the present.

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  17. That’s very beautifully written, Radhika, I love that you are choosing a different venue of poetry. It carries a certain simplicity which speaks to my mind and heart.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 28, 2017

      Cornelia, thank you so much. I am thrilled to hear that you could relate to what I wrote. 🙂

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      • corneliaweberphotography
        June 16, 2017

        Sorry for the late response, for some reason WP didn’t allow me to see the responses. Yes I am thrilled too, what a great connection.

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  18. daneelyunus
    May 28, 2017

    Nice onr Radhika

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  19. thewritewomanblog
    May 28, 2017

    Another literary form.. thanks for that one, Radhika!
    Believe me, I do this often, sometimes in the quiet of peaceful mornings, I wonder what the future has in store for me and yes feel a pang of guilt for the past moments spent unwisely. Indeed our mulling over the inevitable future or the past that cannot be reversed takes the beauty out of the present.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 28, 2017

      I think to a certain extent we all do that, it is but natural and human nature. But to let it intrude upon our today beyond a limit is what we need to be aware of! Living in the now is the best way to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life! Thanks P for sharing your thoughts!

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      • thewritewomanblog
        May 28, 2017

        Thank you for that reminder for I find myself sometime slipping into that abyss of guilt and worry that I forget to relish the present

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  20. daneelyunus
    May 28, 2017

    Nice one Radhika

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  21. Balaka
    May 28, 2017

    Beautiful Haibun…loved reading it

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  22. simpledimple
    May 28, 2017

    I enjoyed reading this Haibun. Well written. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Meenakshi Sethi
    May 28, 2017

    Refreshing poem to read in morning! Good attempt Radhika! And cheers with my morning cup of tea ☕

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  24. Colleen Chesebro
    May 31, 2017

    Excellent. Your words bring us to a mindful conclusion. I love it! ❤

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  25. almeidadepaulo
    June 2, 2017

    Beautiful Radhika and my thought is the same of Deepika: “I wonder if you have a magical key board which gives such good direction to your flow of thoughts.”

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