Haibun Monday – joy in the daily round

Second crop of hay cut 4.6.16 and carted 6.6.16

Second crop of hay cut 4.6.16 and carted 6.6.16

Prevented by frailty from striding across the fields or down the hidden tracks, if there were no means of looking out over this rural landscape when I wake each morning, I should indeed be a prisoner.  The tasks of the farming year roll daily by my bedroom window and I am thankful for the glass that reveals the outside world to me in all its beauty.


After the haying
all is calm and very green
in the meadows


For Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets’ Pub

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23 Responses to Haibun Monday – joy in the daily round

  1. colonialist says:

    A lovely rural outlook, indeed!


  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Oh yes, we must be able to look out on to the natural world! Beautifully said.

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  3. Mish says:

    Such a lovely view to wake up to, Viv. You’ve said so much about change and appreciation of life in this concise little gem.

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  4. And we are thankful that you can use a computer and the internet, so we can stay in touch.

    Lovely – if melancholic – post x

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  5. I love your calm and tranquil haiku, rounds it all off. Glad you have your beautiful view.

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  6. restlessjo says:

    And a few flowers in a pot always cheers the day up. Our garden is gradually coming to life and I love it. 🙂

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  7. Such a wonderful view. Love your descriptive poem. 🙂

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  8. lynn__ says:

    To have a front row seat to the action in the fields is a blessing 🙂

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  9. so glad you have this view .

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  10. M. L. Kappa says:

    Isn’t this nice! When frustrated, think about being shut in an appartment with a view of a wall opposite… Nothing like fields and a changing sky.

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  11. Bodhirose says:

    A beautiful view outside your window, Viv…thanks for sharing the photo.


  12. whimsygizmo says:

    How incredibly beautiful, Viv. Your view, and your words.

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  13. thotpurge says:

    Such a great view!!

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  14. Patti says:

    Lovely, Viv!

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  15. jillys2016 says:

    The photo made me go ‘Aw!’ Very beautiful view and words.


  16. Grace says:

    That is a lovely view indeed Viv ~ Love the green meadows and beauty of the blooms ~

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  17. lillian says:

    oh I used to enjoy seeing the tractors roll by in the fields by our Iowa country home. But the best was the scent of new cut hay. Country calm……thanks for the memories.

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  18. katechiconi says:

    The brilliance of that green… To an eye accustomed to the Australian landscape, even a tropical one, that green has such vibrancy and lushness. The views of your restricted life are quiet, but enviable.

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  19. This is delightful.. to be able to enjoy such a view, with all the changes of the landscape… I do love the haiku describing something happening.


  20. tialys says:

    A very good reason for keeping the windows sparkly clean! Mine are usually covered in dog slobber :/

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  21. Victoria says:

    What a beautiful, serene moment in your day. So grateful you can feed your soul with this scene. I suspect that you and I would not fare well in an urban environment.


  22. kanzensakura says:

    I love it. The haiku is so very special. I just love how it is calm there, after all the haying. I am glad too for the view from your window.

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