Being unfamiliar with the sky that surrounds

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Being unfamiliar with the sky that surrounds, I shied away from it,
leaves, these leaves  are a sole witness to the hues in me; why is it
that we are constantly shoved away from the child in us? The narrowing
streets, I am reminded of poetry by Frost during times like these, soon
the foliage around will alter from gold to brown – I have imagined them
like a garish quilt over the ground, perhaps if I saw them, I would write
verses half as brilliant as the ones before me.

We are constantly told to be different, to be bold, part of me wants to
breathe and close my eyes, perhaps observe the trees caught between
beauty and solemn earthy tones; we are so obsessed in keeping up with
the pace of the world that we forget to appreciate the small things, the
leaves have much to say about taking a more confident lead each day.

With footsteps forward
my dreams of soaring with gulls
will I remember?



Photo credits: Pinterest

Kim is our hostess at dVerse where shes invites to write
about a time when you last watched stars, a storm, the
an animal, or something else in nature that left you
with a
sense of wonder or awe. Come join us! 💝

Posted for Haibun Monday: Being but Human @ dVerse Poets Pub

30 Replies to “Being unfamiliar with the sky that surrounds”

  1. A strong and sensitive message within this piece, for too much of the time most of us trudge through the minutiae of our lives, and have to be reminded to “See the splendor” of the leaves we tread upon. Your reminder is lovely and warm.

  2. I love this heartfelt opening of your heart and revealing those deep feelings and dreams. The fear of leaving the nest and flying is very difficult to overcome, but as you say you can move on and soar! The blogging community is such a good place to find this affirmation. Well done!

  3. I would say it’s definitely worth taking a step outside and discovering the poetry in nature. An interesting piece told from the viewpoint of someone who seems almost like a caged bird.

  4. I think the child within us is important, well put. I remember reading Robert Frost at school, I enjoyed it, must revisit. We should all step outside more, well done.

  5. Your haibun reminds me of the opening lines of ‘Leisure’ by W.H. Davies: ‘What is this life if, full of care, / We have no time to stand and stare.’ You are right, Sanaa, ‘we are so obsessed in keeping up with the pace of the world that we forget to appreciate the small things’. I love your haiku and ‘dreams of soaring with gulls’.

    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  6. A wonderful reminder of what is truly important in life. Thank you. I am captivated by the fashion/design in the photograph. (design will remain relevant in my life LOL)

  7. To really see and feel nature is so important… and yes the leaves can tell us a lot (especially once they have fallen)

  8. such a strong positive message, enjoy nature’s wonder along the way … with autumn and her hues running throughout this delightful Haibun

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