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I sigh as pelts of rain continue to adorn the suburbs. It felt strange not to feel the chill of winter breeze near birth of December; to fashion long coats, scarves and boots while sipping on hot latte, as night outside’s dappled with snow. Life’s as similar as wavering seasons. It urges us to accept constant change that takes place and to weather both calm and storm which in turn defines existence. I jumped as phone near bedside table vibrates, felt the blood rise in cheeks, as conversation ebbed and flowed. I believe that memories exchanged cause the heart to glow; that seasons no matter cold or warm would cease to appeal were it not for ties and association. No sooner had I spoken, observed as wind changed its course. I smiled as breath of passion greets the morn’ as bright as gold.

Whisper of decades old
remind of nature’s boon
Wave of remembrance.

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Photo credits: WpNature.com

Posted on ‘Haibun Monday’ @ dVerse Pub

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For my prompt “Winter my dear would be cold without warm memories”
on Friday 2nd December at 8:00 am EDT.

Posted for poems written on Prompt Nights

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& Posted on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Alison says:

    a lovely piece. I like that memories exchanged cause the heart to glow…many thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alison ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  2. debi says:

    the morn’ as bright as gold… and golden remembrances- lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  3. Thotpurge says:

    Wave of remembrance… Nicely put.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Rajani ❤️

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the phrase, “memories exchanged cause the heart to glow”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Now this had me all wrapped up and warm and pouring myself a good single malt whiskey, sitting by the fire and remembering good times. Such a lovely warm passage of prose. Thank You.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so very much, Paul ❤️ good to see you 😀

  6. kanzensakura says:

    A lovely haibun Sanaa. Golden morning, golden memories. Very soothing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Toni 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. What a gorgeous piece of prose and a lovely haiku — in other words, a beautiful haibun! It felt very relevant to my experience with a warmer autumn/winter here in Louisiana, and memories of colder ones up north. You write of truth in change, and paint an ending that will linger with me a while….Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww! Thank you Stacie for your warm and kind words ❤️ good to see you 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      🙂

  8. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Life’s as similar as wavering seasons..

    Such a pivotal statement in this piece – very well-placed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  9. Gorgeous sensory descriptions!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 😀 good to see you ❤️

  10. Xenia says:

    A beautiful haibun and I love the synergy between the seasons outside and on the inside :o)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Xenia 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I so admire how you manage to use the change of seasons without a change… there is consistency and change in a good friendship… maybe it’s more like evolution.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

  12. gillena says:

    ” Life’s as similar as wavering seasons. It urges us to accept constant change that takes place and to weather both calm and storm which in turn defines existence.”

    Such wise words Sanaa, thanks for lovely thoughts crafted to haibun poem

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 good to see you ❤️

  13. Margaret says:

    “that seasons no matter cold or warm would cease to appeal were it not for ties and association” I agree – the memories of seasons and holidays are so wrapped up in time and place for me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Margaret 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. kaykuala h says:

    I smiled as breath of passion greets
    the morn’ as bright as gold.

    It is a nice feeling to be greeted such

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 😀

  15. I really like this one, Sanaa. I can really hear your voice in it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  16. Ah yes! Welcome – rather belatedly – to the Southern Hemisphere. 🙂 A sweetly written mix of nostalgia and joy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  17. Mish says:

    Stunning work, Sanaa.
    “Life’s as similar as wavering seasons. It urges us to accept constant change that takes place and to weather both calm and storm which in turn defines existence.” Wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  18. Brendan says:

    I savored the prose poem deeper than the haibun — that was a rivulet of memory, while the former lavished in its proper setting. The dreamlike pour of impressions took us deep into a personal house of memory. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Brendan 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  19. Marian says:

    Exchanging memories… new relationships. After a long time, there are other kinds of thoughts to exchange. This is really lovely, Sanaa… the haibun suits you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww❤️ thank you so much, Marian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. Teresa says:

    Beautiful reflection and imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Teresa 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Sumana Roy says:

    so true, and full of wisdom….love .the prose with its lilt of rhythm…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  22. Memories warm the heart, indeed… especially around the winter holidays, when we can’t help thinking about those who are no longer enjoying the season in the flesh.

    Love your haiku, particularly the last line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly ❤️ so good to see you 😀

  23. Rommy says:

    It’s nice when nature cooperates in helping recreate a memory that means a lot to us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rommy 😀

  24. Old Egg says:

    How right you are Sanaa for seasons are filled with past memories that sustain us whatever the weather. What a beautiful haibun this is.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Ellecee says:

    This haibun is lovely ,”I smiled as breath of passion greets the morn’ as bright as gold.” A wonderful start to the day.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  26. Love this poem, Sanaa, and especially the prose. It’s deep and heartwarming. And I agree with this line, “no matter cold or warm would cease to appeal were it not for ties and association.” Lovely write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww❤️ thank you so much, Khaya 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Jae Rose says:

    This felt like one which wrote itself – an effortless flow and real submersion into the scene – and we love the idea of cloudbursts too ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae ❤️ so good to see you 😀

  28. Margaret says:

    Just as beautiful reading it the second time through 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 🙂 so glad you liked it❤️

  29. Rommy says:

    How lovely to revisit this piece about memories and friendship!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤

  30. Vandana says:

    Sweet memories to cherish

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Vandana ❤

  31. So beautifully written, Sanaa………I can feel the warmth of conversation and memory.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤

  32. The prose is a delicious picture seeing and experienced through the speaker’s eyes. The longing is so vivid that I find myself yearning for hot cocoa (it’s cold here). And dear goodness, that haiku… is perfect! I love how the first line reminds us that the speaker might not be rolling in snow, but her spirit and bones remember what the cold is like in other places, and how the slowing of the season sings songs of spring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!❤ Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤

  33. Marian says:

    Love, love… I feel like I can see the heat in those cheeks 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤

  34. I love days that bring bright memories. Beautiful writing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so good to see you ❤

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