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.