|Carol Law Conklin - "Adirondack Autumn Sunset"|
Wispy-white mare's tails swish sky's blue this noon as heated fingers reach through poplar stripped branches and tickle arms and legs, bare. It's days like today, after a frost or two, that pony and I would become sure-footed mustang and Indian, riding bareback through stubbled cornfield and quarry, descending into time, scouting for arrowheads. It's days like today that cradle me, morning mist no longer blankets uplifted crowns of gold but hovers over the expanse of denuded fields where I imagine tepees once stood and Cherokee raced dug-out canoes along the French Broad and Swannanoa. It's days like today, as goldfinches pick sunflowers dry, sunlit logs buoy river otters and turtles, and evening's pink veil deepens to purples and reds that I reminisce and as swiftly as the seasons change, anticipate renewal.
A hard frost descends
welcomes hazy days, clear nights
and peace-filled slumber
by Margaret Bednar, November 28, 2016
You are invited to listen to me read my poem: https://soundcloud.com/margaretbednar/haibun-indian-summer
|Pony & I became sure-footed mustang and Indian...|
This challenge is linked (late) with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - Carol Law Conklin Batik Artist." Carol Law Conklin is a Batik Artist with a wide variety of creations she highlights and sells on her Website, Amity Farm Batik, and Etsy Store. She has a Facebook page and I also enjoyed watching her video batik "how to" tutorials.
Not supposed to name a Haibun, but I think of this one as "Indian Summer" This is also linked with "dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday - Free for All"
and... "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - The Tuesday Platform".
Note: mares tails: Cirrus uncinus is a type of cloud derived from Latin meaning "curly hooks". Also known as mares' tails, these clouds are generally sparse in the sky and very thin.
An interesting Article about the rivers and creeks that wind their way through Asheville, NC: