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4 9 2015 red bloom blooming branches green pineHaving tasted what the little leaves know, the caterpillar leaves a trail of destruction behind her.   And she peers at me through a labyrinth of her own making.  Unworried. Unapologetic.  Today’s disaster is tomorrow’s story.  Together we’ll laugh after our cocoons split and the sting fades from memory.

taking flight –
a butterfly shrugs off
its shadow

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Linked to Carpe Diem, where our host Chèvrefeuille is linking Ghost Writer #43 and Special #142 with Kala Ramesh’s haiku, “taking flight”:

taking flight –
a butterfly shrugs off
its shadow

© Kala Ramesh

Our task is to write a haibun (prose and haiku) with a total of 150 words – including haiku. 

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37 thoughts on “taking flight (haibun)

  1. I love the tone of this piece – it’s quite a naturalistic description but it achieves an atmosphere that’s almost like a fable; especially here –

    “And she peers at me through a labyrinth of her own making. Unworried. Unapologetic.”

    I do like that 🙂

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  2. A lovely haibun … but I’m afraid that if I find a caterpillar eating up my poor flowers, I tend to forget that it may become a beautiful butterfly …

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