Kamishibai (Haibun)

Our days are busy. We often miss the flowers along the roadside. The hummingbird at the feeder skits past before we recognize it. The smells of the air after a summer thunderstorm remain lost to our senses. Instead, we focus on the distractions of daily life.

If only we stopped to enjoy the world around us. Just a few minutes to reflect with a loved one on the wondrous beauty around us would make us wealthy in ways beyond money.

Toes dipped in the ocean will dry in seconds. But walking that path with a friend will enrich our souls forever.

Credit: footprints on the beach

Footprints carved in sand
Transformed into memories
An ocean of wealth

The inspiration for this haibun comes from Carpe Diem’s Kamishibai #3 post.  The picture used for the prompt was beautiful and made my mind wander in a million directions.  But I finally settled on the short poem that appeared, above.  Enjoy!

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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3 Responses to Kamishibai (Haibun)

  1. Marya says:

    Indeed, so beautifully said.

  2. Maggie Grace says:

    True and beautiful…an ocean of wealth…lovely last line.

  3. “Toes dipped in the ocean will dry in seconds. But walking that path with a friend will enrich our souls forever.” It’s so important to take time for yourself. We people are always busy and at work for others, but it’s such a relief to step back and enjoy time with your self, really quality-time with yourself and the ones you love.

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