Monday, August 8, 2016

A little romance







It was the sudden click in my head, a spark of intuition in my guts. I heard it above the din of school books and chatter one sunny afternoon.  It was our first meeting but I felt a deep connection that I have not experienced with anyone.  Perhaps it was in the way he phrased his words, so eloquent, with heavy American accent.  Maybe it was the tilt of his head, or the way his eyes followed me with hidden mirth.   He made me giggly at his jokes and funny comments.   He still does, after 36 years.    



above the hushed lotus pond,
the moon is half-silver goddess
swaying to fluted wind 





Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday,  A Little Romance - hosted by Kanzensakura.   Share with us your romantic side or moments when the pub opens at 3pm EST.   Thanks for the visit.

36 comments:

  1. Oh I love this and the haiku is gorgeous! So romantic and mystical.

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  2. The imagery in the haiku is just beautiful.

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  3. Oh, heavens. I'm just gonna live here for awhile, Grace, if you don't mind:

    "the moon is half-silver goddess"

    Just too gorgeous.

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  4. Your haiku is truly brilliant! I've never heard of an American accent described as eloquent :-) You're so lucky, Grace!

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    1. I was living then in the Philippines so it was uncommon to hear English with an American accent.

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  5. Your story really paints such a picture, Grace. I can see this!

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  6. Grace, it sounds like you were spellbound and still are after 36 years. A lovely haiku at the end.

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  7. Beautiful Grace, captured the moment so well and to think its still happening, well done to you..

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  8. This is feel-good, for sure. Especially that last line that speaks of true love. The haiku is so Basho-like.

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  9. A wonderful haibun - sweet, romantic and wonderfully laid out. The haiku is especially lovely.

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  10. Yes, the haibun is very romantic, & the haiku feels/looks like a classic/classical example; most of mine still come out as senryu. Really enjoyed your reflection & sharing.

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  11. ...after 36 years...and I hope you have at least another 36!

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  12. awww. this made me smile. if romance is written this good, i would change my favorite from crime to romance genre. :)

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  13. Amazing imagery in that haiku, Grace. Lovely story.

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  14. A sweet love story in your haibun, Grace, and stunning haiku!

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  15. Don't you love those simple flashbacks that just pop into your mind? Very lovely piece Grace...

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  16. From aCross the alley..
    the BowLinG one.. in '89..
    19.. me 29.. Pacific Islander
    Ocean brown eYes thaT cOUld
    bE feLt deeper than
    water blues..
    snow white
    Goddess Isis
    in tan style sKin
    who still never
    ages in an age of
    Adaline thaT is Katrina
    at 46.. funny how folks don't
    believe.. it.. but now that's
    how goddess life goeS oN..
    never bOught
    never sOld
    never wOrkEd..
    onLY maGiC oF
    fearless love...

    SinGs a SonG
    oF ALWays
    reNewal iN
    jewEL oF LoVe liGht.. noW
    IS A warLock hAir oF BeWitched..:)

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  17. Oh, lovely – particularly the punch line. :) And then the haiku is sheer gorgeousness.

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  18. Mesmerisingh and intoxicating to me!!

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  19. 34 4 me ... on and off and on and off ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  20. When a relationship works it is one of the most beautiful things on earth.

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  21. The pond rippling in a musical breeze reflecting a silver moon is about as poetic a description of love as I have ever read Grace. My you enjoy many more decades of that state of being.

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  22. Awwee this brought a lot of smiles, giggles, and kilig! <3

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  23. Finding that one sure is great indeed. Hopefully another 36 years comes due too

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  24. This is gorgeous, Grace.....laughter is a wonderful component of love.

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  25. This made me smile. I felt the magic of the moment that only got better because it has been sustained all these years. Here's to more of that magic and years. 😊💛

    -imelda

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  26. Oh, Grace, this sooooo made me smile and warmed my heart.

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  27. There's nothing like that deep romantic connection. Love the clicking of the intuition as if everything falls into place. The haiku is exquisite as well.

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  28. There's nothing like that deep romantic connection. Love the clicking of the intuition as if everything falls into place. The haiku is exquisite as well.

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  29. Well painted beauty. Appreciate you sharing.

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  30. I love how you describe the connection..."the way his eyes followed me with hidden mirth". So much to be read from body language. A very lovely haiku as well.

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