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Haibun Prose: To be a Rose

Alive and burning
Inside scarlet rose petals
A secret furnace

I bloomed triumphantly, beneath dim-amber skies, in the dawn of this world’s first day. The Sun rose, the sunlight falling upon the field, a weight of gold. I’ve travelled around the world, opened my heart, shouted in the Sun to everything that’s alive. They smelled my fragrance and rejoiced. I’ve felt love; red, hot and vivid, the smell of lovers as they laid upon the field. Melancholy; white, the rain washed me away, as I laid upon the grave.

a sky of billion stars, flickers-flickers;
in the night of this world’s last day,
a field of billion roses, flickers-flickers.

Β© dixitmrityunjay, 2020. September heart-to-hearts.

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  1. Is it ok to republish the full text of the poem on my blog when I publish the results of the challenge? I will of course link back to your original entry! If you’d prefer not, I can simply post the link. Please let me know what you prefer.

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  2. I DO BEG TO DIFFER ON ONE POINT—“PROSE” GENERALLYY REFERS TO WRITING THAT IS NOT..POETRY. HAIBUN IS A FORM OF POETRY. FACT CHECK ME ON THIS…VIA DICTIONARY OR WIKIPEDIA, PLEASE. BUT A FURNACE IN A ROSE—BRILLIANT-!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. “Haibun is a poetry form that combines a haiku with a prose poem. Haibun prose is usually descriptive. It uses sparse, poetic imagery to evoke a sensory impression in the reader. A haibun is a highly focused testimony or recollection of a journey composed of a prose poem and ending with a meaningful murmur of sorts: a haiku”
      ~ poets.org

      I hope that clears up your confusion, sir. Thank you very much for reading and re-blogging. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem / prose HEHE! πŸ™‚

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        1. Well, I’m glad I could be of help (^_^) And please don’t call me sir, dear Jonathan. In India, it’s a tradition to call senior people sir and hence I find it a bit weird to call senior people like yourself by name. That’s the reason I call you sir. You may call me Jay. πŸ™‚

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