Monday, September 2, 2019

footsteps on the hill



We hike on man-made hill, overlooking the city.   The sky is muted blue-grey, with caramel  warmth of the noon day sun.   On this day, we are grateful for many things - one is a free Monday, instead of going to work.   We talk about what we really love to do and toil away our hours without regard for money - arts, writing, reading, craft and gardening.   How we would enjoy our days, dotted with activities that fill us, as homemade banana bread and hot coffee and chocolate.   Still, we are thankful for the steady jobs that we have, and that allows us to pursue with passion the "other stuff".  Around us, the leaves of the maple trees are showing rust - a sign that summer is ending. We sweat it out, up the steep slope, our footsteps crunching the pebbles.

birds and bees feast
on crab apples on ground- red
autumn wind is rising



Grace @ EverydayAmazing


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday, hosted by Frank J.  Tassone.   Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Happy Labour Day!

11 comments:

  1. How wonderful it would be with a free monday, to work out instead of being inside, and I agree we should be grateful for our jobs... but still it would be nice with a bit of change.

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  2. Your haiku is a wonderful gateway into the start of Autumn. I really identified with this piece.

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  3. Lovely Grace! Yes, the passions that drive us are what makes life worthwhile.

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  4. The description of the view from the hill, the muted blue-grey sky and ‘caramel warmth of the noon day sun’ has taken the autumn chill off this evening, as has the thought of homemade banana bread, hot coffee and chocolate! A maple is one tree I would love to have in our garden, Grace! As it is, the hedge along the side of the garden has so many berries (possible sign of a hard winter ahead); together with windfall apples they are attracting all sorts of birds and, of course, squirrels!

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  5. This is quite simply refreshingly beautiful.

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  6. An imagistic wonder, Grace. Thank you for sharing it! :)

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  7. Sure a hike worth it. And yeah, sadly summer is ending with closer to snow a coming, ugg.

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  8. It's a treat to have an extra day off to do what pleases. I'm guessing the deer like those crab apples also. I enjoyed reading your peace-inducing poem.

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  9. It is really great to have a break from our daily toil. Loved the haiku. The red crabapples are a nice touch!

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  10. A relaxing and fulfilling day off from paying jobs to enjoy creative pursuits...both kinds of labor are necessary and productive. This is delightful, Grace.

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  11. Really enjoyed reading this, Grace. The haiku was wonderful.

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