Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun, 9

The last two (or is it three?) Bits of Fiction and Poetry I developed into longish short stories didn’t get as much feedback as my expanded poems usually get. I suspect that the decrease in comments have to do with the length of the fiction. While in search of a happy medium, I decided that turning the Bits into haibun (a short dance between prose and haiku) might be the best option. So… yes, the name of the feature has changed… *cough, cough, cough* again.

I’ve listed the poetic Bits I’ve shared on Instagram and Facebook, since “Blood and Midnight”. Leave a comment letting me know which Bit you would like to see grow into a haibun, and I shall develop the one with the most votes. Please make your choice before March 9th, at 11:59pm EST.

1) Which Bit do you wish me to develop into a Haibun?
2) *optional* Why?

Here is the list, my Wicked Luvs:

Love
Scream your love into the world.

Forgiveness
Forgiveness is best served with a side order of memory.

Rose
Your rose has gone brittle,
but my memories of you bloom
and bloom and bloom.

Ginkgo
a leaf bunch
sun-filled for winter—
dry ginkgo

Beauty
The seasons don’t rob hearts and faces
of beauty; time just changes the way
we know how to feel, and lines stories
and smiles on the pages of our skins.

Words
I love words,
words that tell tales,
that sing poetry and speak
truth. I will handfast pen and paper,
and we’ll birth ideas day after day.
I just love words!

Night
in the night,
my mind births wild things,
my flesh moons

Fanged
lunatics
bloomed wild with the moon
and fanged sheep

Eyes
darkened skies
in her eyes; her mouth,
a blood pit

Dreaming
a soft wing
cradles her bloodless—
wild dreaming

Peculiar
I enjoy peculiar fun.

Hard
A living heart can’t be broken
gently. If you are going for love,
go for it hard.
.

Bits of DarkBits of dark poetry, in love, spilling midnight and grit.
(blacked out from the titles of the blog posts I published last month)

* to see the images of the listed blacked out and handwritten poems, fly over to Instagram*

23 thoughts on “Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun, 9

  1. “forgiveness”
    We are told to forgive and forget, but I have found that that leads to future reasons to have to forgive the same person for the same or similar things. I am trying to read and comment, but I am snack dab in the middle of still trying to move and assimilate everything into the new (for us) place. Please keep them coming! I adore all of your writing no matter the length!

    • “Forgiving and forgetting” can be rather problematic (especially for the one doing the forgetting). How can we learn from life (and from our mistakes) if we forget experiences? Makes no sense.

      “Forgiveness” would be a wondrous motif to explore, especially in a haibun. ♥

  2. Hello Magaly.. I would choose Forgiveness… Perhaps it’s one of the most difficult acts for a person to perform – to simply forgive. Life is too short to hold onto revenges and such, but many don’t realize.. Thanks…

  3. Eyes, Beauty, Rose, Night, these gems tickled, plunged then morphed into images on the dark side of my brain 😁 I know I am supposed to choose one, ahh, impossible, it took so long to reduce the scrumminess to these… Some rules are just too hard (says the Libran as she runs off giggling) xox

      • I feel bad I left any out… Fanged… for instance, and… Dreaming…
        BTW Ms Wicked, do you have a favourite? I would be (totally) interested to know.
        It is so hard to choose, and I tend to embrace, if but for a moment, all the words you so skilfully combine in your poetic ‘Bits’, they are never to be glanced at, the results are to be absorbed xox

  4. The current count:
    – “Love”
    5 – “Forgiveness”
    1 – “Rose”
    – “Ginkgo”
    3 – “Beauty” *
    2 – “Words” *
    2 – “Night”
    2 – “Fanged”
    1 – “Eyes”
    1 – “Dreaming”
    1 – “Peculiar”
    – “Hard”

    * One or more of these votes come from Facebook posts.

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