Late Afternoon

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday:  The Sky IS The Limit
(posted by HAYESSPENCER)
Write about the day sky from dawn to dusk and any time in between.

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky” ~Rumi

In late afternoon light,
sky is richer in blue pigment
than at any other time of day.
Narrow threaded clouds float
along in shapes of sharks or gliding
ships. I peek through feathered
branches of a hinoki tree. They appear
as if painted on surface of sky.

Older in years
splendor of nature deepens
increases respect


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Late Afternoon

  1. kanzensakura says:

    Lovely haibun, lovelier haiku. I love the vision of sharks and gliding ships in the clouds. The hinoki tree must be unique to the Northwest as I have never seen one this far east.

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  2. Oh to gaze into the sky for those monsters in the sky – simply splendid.

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  3. Ah.. to lEArn
    to Love Deeper
    As Nature and wE
    change on.. FeeLinGs
    more noW
    iF E-scaping
    iN Golden
    yEars oF Beauty..

    sKeYes SonGs SinG
    re-Tired wheels coveRed..:)

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  4. I do like this. And the respect for maturity seems like a very Japanese sentiment, very fitting.

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous ❤ and yes we do respect nature as time goes on 🙂 xo

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  6. lillian says:

    I find your haiku to be so absolutely true. Perhaps it is that in the winding down of time we begin to look more deeply. Beautifully writ!

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  7. I love how you tied late afternoon and the richer blue to old age and respect. Very nice, Sara

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  8. Anita Lubesh says:

    Beautiful potential for stories an scenes lavished with monsters and whatever we see up there.

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  9. Kathleen says:

    My absolute favorite lighting. I love it every day. Thanks for the reminder.


  10. Lovely piece and great haiku.

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  11. Wonderful writing. Loved the imagery!

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  12. You had me at the Rumi quote! And you paint a lovely picture.

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  13. An observant description here, Sara. Well done!

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  14. Misky says:

    This is so true!

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