Chasing Spring ~ #005 April 2014 – Haiga/Haibun Thinking Week #12: Freestyle Week (and) NaPoWriMo

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Chasing Spring


yesterday. daffodils. purple-blue blossoms. forsythia yellow. early. before 7 AM. mom drops me off. a light breeze. i think kite. my kite in hand. i cross the street. up the embankment. over the fence. a nine year old. into the field. kite with tail. and string. bowing in the wind. the tug. and weight. i know i can pull my kite into this wind. high white cloud sky. moving fast across the field. green damp moss. around mottled straw grass. the stalks still standing. this snapping. soggy. crunch. under my feet. thin sneakers. i avoid the soft places. still. the water seeps in. over the soles. through the white canvas. wetter feet with each step. the kite takes off. the string. rattle hums out. the wind has never caught my kite so easily. this is the third day i’ve tried. i’m the first here. no one else sees. no one knows i’m here. i think, how will i tell them how fast? suddenly. the end of the string. i chase the string. the kite. so high. a dot. no more string. the pull gone. the weight of the kite. gone. high up. i run. i leap. i cross the field. down the slope. over the fence. into the peach orchard. chasing the kite. east. the string. snagging and snaking through trees. branches. the end of the string slithering along the ground. bouncing. lifting off the ground. dropping back again. i race. no time to think. again. the string lifting off. the tip waist high. i chase. shoulder high. and. off. upward. over my jump reach. gone. in fifteen minutes. spring wind. runs off with my kite. and i have. all day. to play.

and today.

paintbrush in hand
I search a nearby field
barely Spring


Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Procreate App
  • ArtStudio App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

This is my response to the Haibun Thinking blog: Week #12 – April 8, 2014 Freestyle Week prompt

You are invited to respond to the Haibun Thinking blog prompts each week. You are invited to read the response to these prompts by other writers as well (click on the Links in Collection buttons) and have fun.

This is of course also my response today for National Poetry Writing Month 2014 (NaPoWriMo 2014). I hope to contribute at least one poetic writing each day—although I will post these on my blog only as I post (which currently is about 2-4 times a week).


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