roots ~ a haibun

Angkor Cambodia 2020

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

We don’t know why an entire populace disappeared, leaving kingdoms built over centuries. They must have hiked up far off hills, explored caves, to find the right granite to build a city for their gods, for their future. They must have traveled across land and sea to find the sculptor who would for the rest of his days retrieve the deity from the holy rock. They must have been visionary architects, seeing a flat piece of land and imagining temple doorways oriented to the sun’s greeting at dawn, drawing light in to bathe the gods. They built the towering temples they had imagined. The temples still stand today. Still. Silent. Sapient. In testimony to the tens of thousands of lives who lived, loved, dreamt. We do know they dreamt. Dreamt that their fields will flourish, dreamt their children will laugh, dreamt that the lotus ponds with pink blooms will light up souls, dreamt of tomorrows.

waters still flow

quenching roots of our little lives

surging past morrows


Mindfills by s.s. for

Ronowan writes Haiku challenge – morrow and surge

Eugi’s weekly prompt – tree of life

d’Verse Haibun Monday hosted by Frank Tassone – hike

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesdays – poet’s choice

Cee’s FOTD


Earth bubbles red

clots of wrath

in pots and cauldrons

in mouths of mountains

Why are you so mad?

asked the elf

peeking from a knot

in the giant oak tree

Aaaaarrrgh! Earth roared

from her core

Can’t stand the rot, she cried

They’ve ruined

my last pure spot

The elf then decided

to trot to the phone

and sent an SOS

to wake up the gods

They yawned and reached out

for a wand of lightning

and carelessly cast

a Pandemic spell

Earth was appeased

and thanked the gods

who went Oops my bad!

That was a spelling mistake


Mindfills by s.s. for

Jude’s Saturday Symphony #7 – ponderous thought – nature and fantacy

Lynn’s Tuesday picture prompt #10

MindLoveMisery’s Saturday mix spot clot knot rot pot trot

kirigirisu ~ haiku

chorus from the wings


green big bug singing



serenading camouflaged

it just ain’t cricket


broadcast from bushes

nature’s night club naughtiness

now everyone knows


Mindfills by s.s. for

Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge – katydid (kirigirisu)….Thank you for the challenge. Read up on the little loud thing 🙂

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga