Haibun: The messenger
Predawn dark…unable to sleep, I open the door and step out on to the lawn, look around the potted plants and suddenly see one pure white flower in full bloom. I marvel at its perfection and touch its petals gently…then I come inside and read about it.
I go outside again and photograph it to send it by email to a friend half way across the world…
that relationship once more-
one frayed thread
*The white hibiscus a perennial with healing properties, is a symbol of divinity, innocence, purity and royal beauty. In Japanese hanakotoba, the hibiscus means “gentle” and it can be given to more or less anyone simply as a nice present, there are no strong emotions or questions of relationships attached to it.
Previously published Haibun Today, Volume 8, Number 1, March 2014
Angelee Deodhar, is an eye surgeon turned haiku poet, translator, and artist from India. She has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi. She has no personal website or blog. "Hot on the heels of her 2014 release of a collection of poetic prose containing haiku, Deodhar celebrates having edited Journeys 2015, an Anthology of International Haibun, highlighting authors in 15 different countries." - David McMurray, Editor, Asahi Haikuist Network, Japan