Done for Haiku Horizons.
on His wings of love
heaven boundCopyright © Celestine Nudanu (07/04/14) I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom
Last week, I got an honourable mention from Ligo Haibun for consistently writing good haibuns (two apart from this) 🙂 I say a big thanks to the judges for thinking my offerings worthy. This week’s challenge, a special one coincides with the Ligo festival in Latvia.
‘Don’t play the drums of another land before you play our own’
My grandmother’s words came into my mind, unbidden, playing on and on like a broken record. What did I come here seeking? The vast stretch and lush carpet of greens gave me the answer. The trees whistled in wild abandon in response to the sudden gust of wind. I whistled back, happy, remembering home. Everything fell in place.
You see, in my land, men do not run around naked. That was the height of madness and it meant that you had been bewitched. But seeing those handsome virile men the day before at the fair as they strutted in their glory, I had felt some deep primitive stirring within me. Was that the secret behind this display? This feeling of oneness with nature that somehow made it all right?
Hmm! I wish I could have worn the crowns of wreath like the women I saw. They looked pretty, the luscious leaves creating a pretty contrast with their brightly hued dresses. Ha! Back home, we only wore leaves round our neck when we mourned royalty.
It’s time I went back home.
I am free at last In tune with nature’s bounty For naked I came
But for my dear friend Susan Daniels, I wouldn’t have known about the Weekly Haiku Heights that is currently ongoing. With the just ended September version, I thought that was that. Well, I can safely say that I am in love with Haiku, oh yes! I love its simplicity and the ability to express so much in so few words. The fact that I am getting better at it is another factor. So I am back with my lovely gang of Haiku lovers again and this week’s prompt is Home
Weary soul in flight
Powerful winds speed me on
Heaven is my Home
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu
I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom. 🙂