Stroll in the Woods

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I believe solitude is something which we embrace and choose; for greater things occur where all is peaceful except for the quiet beating of the heart. I inhale as soft blew the twilight breeze. Lost in the depths of foliage and trees I tread further and deeper into my thoughts ― it would add to the pleasure of life if we formed the habit of seeing what is beautiful and divine in ordinary things; sunshine flooding the river valley or autumn clad in crimson red and gold. Don’t believe solely on what the eyes tell you, rather seek to discover beyond its limitations. Search within the power of your intellect; find out what you already know and in return earn the wings to fly. I smile as white blossoms unfurl and fall silently into the lake ― knowing I held opportunity in the tender inwards of my hand.

Rain continues to fall
as clouds kiss earth with vigor
a sight to behold

 

 

Photo credits: pixabay.com

Posted for Haibun Monday @ dVerse Pub

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For my prompt ‘Descent into the abyss of Solitude’ on Friday 7th October
at 8:00 am EDT

Posted on Poems written on Prompt Nights

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Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. Brian says:

    There is, as you write, an entire world beyond our senses that we can only glimpse in the behaviors of those that can see infrared and ultraviolet. Our minds filter our eyes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Brian 🙂

  2. kanzensakura says:

    Lovely haibun and haiku Sanaa. Puts me in mind of a haibun I wrote several months ago about the practice of boketto. It is nice to know others enjoy the silence of the forest as much as I.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Grace says:

    Such a calm and reflective walk Sanaa ~ To see that rain is a sight to behold ~ Thanks for joining us ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      And thank you for the wonderful prompt, Grace ❤️

  4. Michael says:

    Hi Sanaa, I love that last line of your haibun, such possibilities it contains…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michael 🙂 so good to see you.

  5. seeing the beautiful and divine in ordinary thoughts….i love that!
    superb work.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. De Jackson says:

    Love that white blossom as opportunity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De ❤️ so good to see you 🙂

  7. Bjorn says:

    Love the sense of finding paths in your mind to travel…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  8. Very beautifully written prose that contains a depth to it. You are right of course. There is so much more than just the eyes can see.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Paul 🙂

  9. The last line of the prose and the haiku are beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Kim 🙂

  10. Mish says:

    There is so much wisdom in this, as there is wisdom in nature.
    “it would add to the pleasure of life if we formed the habit of seeing what is beautiful and divine in ordinary things”….a most wonderful and invaluable message.
    I really like this, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. ZQ says:

    Sanaa, your energy and creativity continues to amaze me 🙂
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, ZQ 🙂

  12. kaykuala h says:

    Don’t believe solely on what the eyes tell you,
    rather seek to discover beyond its limitations.

    The weakness of many. Somehow one misses those that matter and instead bother with the nitty gritties of insignificance!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank

  13. debi says:

    I love rainy days – and your haiku

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  14. gillena says:

    the haiku ending your haibun, certainly takes us beyond, the visual rain

    Happy Friday

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ❤️ Happy Friday 😀

      Much love ❤️

  15. Rommy says:

    This reminds me of happy days spent walking through the local nature center on my own.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s great 😀 thank you so much, Rommy ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  16. Old Egg says:

    What a beautiful haibun Sanaa. There is nothing quite like a deep forest to calm ones mind.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Robin 🙂

  17. “it would add to the pleasure of life if we formed the habit of seeing what is beautiful and divine in ordinary things”

    I could live in these words, feeling them real, dancing them from dusk till dawn and again! ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Beautifully rendered….!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  19. Jae Rose says:

    Sometimes standing apart or afar from the world helps us see how we are connected and belong in our own special way – I felt that here

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae ? so glad you liked it 🙂

  20. scott hastie says:

    Ah…. HO your soul continues to shine, dear Sanaa – thanks for the lift this Sunday morning… With Best Wishes Scott

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  21. Thotpurge says:

    tread further and deeper into my thoughts … oh yes!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Rajani ❤️

  22. gillena says:

    Have a nice Sunday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      You too, have a nice Sunday Gillena ❤️

      Much love

  23. A beautiful and thoughtful haibun, so wise. Yes there is beauty in ordinary things. What a lovely walk through the woods! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  24. Wise words you impart, Sanaa in your graceful haibun. I especially like the idea of seeking and discovering solitude beyond the eye’s limitations. ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  25. I love the seeking beyond the mind’s limitations – the best way to experience a forest is to feel it! I also love earning the wings to fly. Awesome.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Mary says:

    So much can be experienced and learned from such a stroll in the woods! Nicely penned, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Ellecee says:

    A lovely haibun with a lesson that is good for all so to learn. The beauty in small things, opening to nature and solitude.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Ellecee 🙂 good to see you.

  28. dsnake1 says:

    enjoyed the haibun, and its message. it’s true we are able to connect deeper with our thoughts when we embraced nature. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, dsnake 🙂

  29. Truedessa says:

    solitude is something we should embrace, for quiet helps us evolve on the inside. Many cannot see past what is in front of them.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you kindly, Truedessa 🙂

  30. Wendy Bourke says:

    A wonderful haibun. The prose is beautifully sketched and the haiku (sigh) … exquisite.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. An outstanding haibun!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  32. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I love your thoughts on solitude!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, MMT ❤️

  33. Gina says:

    This is the kind of solitude I appreciate the most…if one can ever be truly “alone” with Nature 😀 XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Gina 🙂

  34. Vijita says:

    Embracing solitude to discover oneself… a brilliant haibun of clean thought… well written Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  35. Beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  36. the haiku completely took me in…rain is such a lovely feeling…beautiful walk!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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