Haibun Thinking: Week 10 – March 25th 2014 – Literature Week

Literary Quote

To have the sense of one’s intrinsic worth … is potentially to have everything
~ Joan Didion


The minute is approaching. I will soon hear my name called to step out and deliver what many believe will be a message of hope and rejuvenation.

To say my knees are not knocking is to pretend I am not nervous about my coming announcement. It has taken me a long time to arrive at this point where the nation will listen to my words of change. There have been an abundance of past winters and long long nights journeying from place to place across this vast nation.

Now in the enveloping spring, with apple blossoms sprouting on the many trees surrounding this auspicious building, with hope that with the coming spring my words will lift our nation out of its present darkness and into the light and growth of the coming season of renewal.

The bell of introduction rings. A deep breath, my time has come.


hope can ring true

springtime wishes of rebirth

a nation waits


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25 Responses to Haibun Thinking: Week 10 – March 25th 2014 – Literature Week

  1. Al says:

    Spring has so much hope in it for renewal. Great Haibun 🙂

  2. Anja says:

    Nicely written but aren’t you entering the fall season? lol This weeks prompts…I have no idea what to write. You did wonderfully.

    • I get your point about it being autumn here now but autumn doesn’t work so well with the idea of rebirth. Thanks for your comment Anja, I always appreciate you reading my work. I hope you find inspiration very soon.

  3. I sense your nervousness – nicely penned Haibun Michael.

  4. JackieP says:

    One person can make a difference. You captured the hope and nervousness well Michael.

  5. Brenda says:

    Michael, that was very moving. I also have given speeches, although not to a nation, but to hundreds, and to do so, had to overcome my fear of public speaking. The amount of energy that went into fear, would run a city, I think. I hope your speech was well-received. Blessings, Brenda

  6. I can see you inspiring a nation. I anticipate his opening statement. Thanks for a wonderful haibun.

  7. Nicely done Michael! It ties in..sort of with the phone prompt. Maybe because I still have it lurkimg in my mind.

  8. April approaches and we still wait. 🙂

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