Magical Memories

2015-01-12 08.23.00

When browsing through memories swirling within your mind,

most people often find –

magic is the least understood of the fairy-tale arts.

Fear not!  Look deep within your soul –

to remember a time

when enchantment explained your world,

first seen through the eyes of a child.

Fairies do belong –

in the magic of our hearts,

we run from the truth.

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For this Saturday’s Stream of Consciousness writing from Linda, we were asked to use the words, “least and most.” I decided to try a different form of poetry – a haibun.  This poetry form is interesting because it has two parts: a prose poem and a haiku.  The 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho developed this ancient form.

The rules are simply that the prose poem and the haiku must communicate with each other in some way.  A haibun describes a scene or a moment in time in an unbiased way.  The haiku is written in the same 5/7/5 format.  The haiku normally comes at the end of the haibun and shows us an opposite of some sort.

This is my first attempt at writing a haibun.  I really like the word combination, and the way the words flow to the haiku at the end.  I will experiment with this format again.  This is why I love stream of consciousness writing.  Creativity flows… try it!  Visit Linda Hill’s blog and join in!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I sure enjoy seeing all of you stopping by.  Until the next time,

30 thoughts on “Magical Memories”

    1. Thank you so much. I like the format. It let’s you say more with less words. 🙂


  1. Colleen, your first attempt of a haibun is a success. It is beautiful! I especially liked the Haiku at the end. To me there is something magical about being able to express oneself in the form of a traditional Haiku.

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    1. It was fun trying something different. I like the effect of the haiku at the end. I think I will use this in my book. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I do love to learn things. I am still like a sponge, willing to try even the craziest sounding things. It keeps me young. 😀 ❤


  2. Wonderful poem. I agree with your enchanting truth.
    I’d never heard of a haibun. I’d say you nailed it’s style and technique perfectly. 🙂

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  3. Nicely done, you bring it all back Colleen. As a child I was full of wonder, I had a beautiful illustrated book about the flower fairies, and spent many happy hours dreaming. I still remember that magic feeling. 🙂 ❤


    1. Thank you. I so love the memories of a child. There is nothing like that feeling. The world was magical!


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