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The Road Home

I am combining several prompts today.  The first is the Tuesday Poetics at d’Verse Poets.  The challenge is to be mindful of an everyday journey and write about the trip.  At Mindlovemisery’s Meangerie the Heeding Haiku challenge is to “try to catch reality in a Haiku or Haibun.”  Finally, I’m also sharing with the Tuesday Platform at Real Toads. Since this is a mish mash of prompts, I am writing on the same topic and doing a poem that ends in a haiku (not quite a haibun, but hopefully it’s close enough).

glancing back and forth
tattered cornfields to the left
lingering soybeans to the right
gold and brown changing
into rich barren black soil
straight ahead blinding
bright afternoon sun
behind me nature’s beauty
the flat miles sail past
straight, diagonal journey
until the turn to gravel
drawing me to the farm
pebbles fly beneath tires
up the hills and curves
until the windmill is spied
waving to greet me home

everyday journey
along four lane highway
traveling homeward

5 thoughts on “The Road Home

  1. A waving windmill… There is a stretch of road nearby that has a windmill – small only a wind finder really, which has been weathered to the point that I wonder if it still moves.

    Living in suburbia I am betwixt city and country. Lovey haibun. I think a haibun can be defined as one or more haiku within or ending (sometimes beginning) verse or prose. At least that’s me… but then I am also am one to combine all sorts of short forms. 🙂

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