Take a Hike #d’Verse; Haibun Monday


It’s Haibun Monday at d’Verse Pub for Poets and today Frank J. Tassone has invited us to take a hike. What a great prompt to return to after an afternoon hike.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Old Friends

This last day of August is a first. It’s the first day of school for teachers and the first time in a long time that I wasn’t there for it. That might make this my first day of retirement, but that’s somebody else’s word; it doesn’t fit. But what is a fitting way to spend this First?

Every summer I think I’m going to hike that mountain that’s in my backyard, that mountain who’s view I cherish, that’s reflected in the lake; but somehow I always run out of summer, have to return just as fall begins to brush the leaves. Now, for the first time in a long time, I get to enjoy this season.

Today I took a hike, walked up and up and up; I took a hike to see the familiar again, up close, to see the trees amongst the forest. I touched the sky then looked around.

Such a wondrous path!

bringing me to where I am

autumn leaves spring forth.

24 thoughts on “Take a Hike #d’Verse; Haibun Monday

  1. I love the double meaning in your haibun. Retirement has been a wonderful thing for me. I too look as schools opening both in class and on line and think how lucky I am not to be trying to tackle that one!

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  2. Loving everything about this post. Most especially these words: “just as fall begins to brush the leaves”. I so agree. What a horrible word: retirement. No thank you. I am not tired again. I refuse to use that word or to say “I’m retired.” Truly. I always say I’m rejuvenated. And I say rejuvenatement is great! I still say that….and I’m in my seventh decade and seven wonderful years into rejuvenatement. Join my rejuvenatement club! 🙂

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