Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Haibun - "Blossom(ing)"

"When cherry blossoms
scatter -
no regrets"  
(Haiku by Issa)

A hush often surrounds true beauty, almost as if proclaiming perfection, it might elude the admirer.  The wise do not snip budding branches, place them in a vase, but patiently welcome morning's fragrant breeze to lift one's hair. This Easter morn, I see God in the humble tumble of blushing florets pirouetting gracefully to garden's sweet-scented ground.   Imagine these petals my sins, forgiven;  my shame, my indifference no longer a stumbling block.  My potential no longer contained; I feel as if to burst, but quietly walk away, filled with grace.

Beneath grace I blossom(ing)
florets humbly fall. 

by Margaret Bednar, March 29, 2016

This is for "dVerse Haibun Monday - #10 Hanami"

and "The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - The Tuesday Platform"

Contemplating sin this Easter. (and of course, the forgiveness of)  As a Catholic we believe in mortal and venial sin.  Venial sin is "everyday" sin that we might allow to "pile up" - put off asking forgiveness.  But when we do this - we also become indifferent, lukewarm - so to speak - and we don't live up to our potential.   This is where my thoughts were when pondering this poem...   I wanted to through the word "patience" in as well as I believe this is one of the most important virtues - a waiting upon the Lord.  It's a humbling.  


Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful, Margaret.....I love the walking away filled with grace.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the humble tumble of blushing florets!

Kathy Reed said...

The ending Haiku is exceptional !! Nicely done.

Loredana Donovan said...

This is beautifully written, Margaret! And the image looks like a pretty Japanese print! :)

Jim said...

Oh my Goodness, Margaret, this is so intensively humbling. The writing is perfect setting for your profound short verse. Many haibun are, for me, dry reading. Not this one. Tells a truth we she be telling too.

Debi Swim said...

"Imagine these petals my sins, forgiven; my shame, my indifference no longer a stumbling block." and then that message carried through in your haiku. This is a breath of peace and faith.

Hannah said...

Faith-filled and graceful writing, Margaret...enjoyed. :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

A stunning and beautiful write Margaret...I love it!

Grace said...

A beautiful Easter reflection Margaret ~ I specially love this part:

Imagine these petals my sins, forgiven; my shame, my indifference no longer a stumbling block.

Lovely haibun, and thanks for participating in our Haibun Monday ~

Outlawyer said...

Hey Margaret, beautiful images and kind of confession here. And really inspirational. I am going to try to focus on my shortcomings, sins, indifference, pride--a bit more. Beautiful pics too. k.

Susie Clevenger said...

Your words speak of blooming, of grace. Such a beautiful peaceful poem.

Nan Mykel said...

Wow! An epiphany!

Kate Mia said...

For mE.. the River..
the Beach..
sAnd iN
In feat
oF free
Quiet.. yes..
but explosive
spiRit iNsiDe ForCe..

iN GRaCe..:)

Take me to
the River..