Half a Haibun 4

half a haibun 4 quest for depth collaboration haibun with marissa bergenThe distinctive hips of swagger
Hair like Slash, moves like Jagger
Surely there is more to me
Than sex and drugs and what you see
A second thought, a need for pause
A giving to a needy cause
Revealed within the spotlight’s beam
I’m just as shallow as I seem.

cosmic zeitgeist pulse
launch of a fragile ego
orbit Trappist-1
soar high, ultra-cool dwarf star!
detractors light years away…

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Dandelion Chai

Photo by Derrick J Knight

a distant star dies

journeys a billion light years

nurtures a child’s wish


dreams not left to chance

child’s breath on dandelion

in a puddle, stars


a man emerges

armoured in child’s scar tissue

seeks the star within


The words ‘child’ and ‘star’, prompts from RonavanWrites’ Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge were floating through my consciousness, not readily forming a connection. The missing piece that woke my muse from her slumber was a photo of dandelion seeds floating in water that I saw in a post by Derrick J Knight. Then it all came together, making me smile, and reminding me of the story of Yashoda seeing the universe in Krishna’s mouth as I drank my dandelion chai. Thanks Ronovan and Derrick for the inspiration, and thanks for permission to use your photo, Derrick!