At home today, Monday, three o’clock and I go for tea. Only a few steps from my desk to the kettle: another habit; a short break, a brief relapse.
But just before yet another meeting I see how the sky blushes with sunset.
While waiting for the water to boil every single topic of work, every spreadsheet, slips briefly from my mind.
these barren boughs —
released from burden of leaves
the oak’s asleep
Today we are asked by Kim to write a haibun at dVerse about a time when you last watched stars, a storm, the sea, an animal, or something else in nature that left you with a sense of wonder or awe.
November 23, 2020