Haibun Monday – 3 – Spring Wedding


Image: View of the church of Saint Paul de Mausole by Vincent van Gogh

We are standing across the field from the church the one we plan for our wedding.

Spring has arrived and last and allowed this opportunity to travel back to the village I was brought up in. It’s been so long and it was at your insistence that we made this journey.

You called a romantic notion to have our wedding in this historic church who through the years has seen couples from all walks of life venture down the aisle to the alter make their vows and celebrate their nuptials in the grounds of the church under the great oak its sweeping branches giving its blessing to every union.

I feel your hand slip into mine, you whisper softly that you are ready and we make our way across the field our excitement increasing with each step.

spring blossoms

lure us into our future

stepping back in time.

Written for: http://dversepoets.com/2015/11/02/haibun-monday-3/

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52 Responses to Haibun Monday – 3 – Spring Wedding

  1. Grace says:

    You must be enjoying the spring season in your part of the world Michael ~

    This is romantic response, and my heart is excited as spring blossoms ~

    Have a good week and thanks for linking up with Haibun Monday ~

  2. Love Haibun’s and this was a good one. Van Gogh is a favorite as well. Nice selection.

  3. thotpurge says:

    That’s a nice contrast ..going into the future by stepping back in time!

  4. Kathy Reed says:

    Exactly, the place is where you once were and you are going to let it send you into your next phase of life…just two of you, together..nice.

  5. Suzanne says:

    Congatulations on your upcoming wedding. How lovely for you.

  6. Wonderful moment in a relationship–being lured into the the future by the lure of spring.

  7. kanzensakura says:

    Oh, I do like this take on the prompt! Instead of autumn and a fading year, spring and new beginnings. How beautiful to step into the past to walk into the future. Wonderfully penned.

  8. A church of Love
    is always a favorite
    of mine. my wife and
    i married on a boardwalk
    of river instead
    but church
    still sings

    memories sing
    when Love is there..:)

  9. J Lapis says:

    Oh that IS Wonderful.

  10. MarinaSofia says:

    Very different take from the rest of us – spring, new beginnings, weddings – delightfully optimistic rather than world-weary.

  11. Oliana says:

    Ah such a lovely romantic haibun, Michael. Of course, I forgot it is spring down under… lucky you! 🙂

  12. kaykuala h says:

    How beautiful it is to be tied in matrimony under very nostalgic circumstances. Nicely set Michael!


  13. Misky says:

    A lovely romantic romp.

  14. What a delightful idea for your haibun

  15. So perfectly romantic!

  16. Love the romantic view… so delightful to feel a whiff of spring when we are suffering from winter soon.. and spring should be for marriage.

  17. Mary says:

    I enjoyed the story you placed in this beautiful setting!
    May their marriage last long & be happy.

  18. kelly says:

    A beautiful scene you set up for us here… With a lovely ending.

  19. Bodhirose says:

    I like your take on the painting…one of new beginnings and hopefulness. Just lovely!

  20. Bastet says:

    A beautiful write – your haiku adds a bitter-sweet quality that brings this haibun alive. Bravo Michael.

  21. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    What sweetness in both story and verse.

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