#Haibun-Frozen- Tell The Story

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Japanese proverb

Hello everyone! “Tell The Story Challenge” is a tag created by Eclectic Contrarian where the tagger gives his/her nominees a picture to write a tale, story, or poem about it. I’ve been tagged by Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke and K-9 Doodlepip! His funny story is called Box Dancing – The Misunderstanding. I wrote a poem in response to Rory’s image below:

Frozen

Harsh winds of winter-
Her precious vitality
hangs on by a thread

Her vibrant red hues once captivated onlookers but now, she fades into lighter shades of coral as melancholy overwhelms her. She mourns the loss of her friends who grew up with her in the fields. Her tears turn to ice. She is frozen in the moment. Her spirit resigns as the frost takes over her petals. Her head droops as she falls into a deep slumber. The ground attempts to nourish her during this time.

The sun wonders what it would take to solve this conundrum. The sun tries to cheer her up. The sun’s rays tickled the flower. The hairs on her head and stem raise only slightly. Darn, a futile attempt! Onerous though the flower’s life may be, spring is around the corner. Soon, she will see her perennial friends again!

Rejuvenation
takes delicate loving care-
A new dawn awaits

Also in response to:

  • Colleen Tanka Tuesday #119: #Synonyms Only – attract and mystery
  • FOWC with Fandango: Onerous
  • A friend’s message in regards to mental illness awareness below:

I suffer from anxiety and depression I am not ashamed of it anymore and it’s not nice. People don’t believe me when I tell them because I am always happy and laughing round them and try to make others laugh. At times I do struggle. I can be hard to live with or to be around when I get this way and I know it.

I try my best to control it and most of the time I succeed. I manage to get on top of it and control thing’s but at times I break. So if you see me and I am quiet or don’t speak, I’m not upset with you nor have you upset me, I also do not mean to be rude, I may just need a minute to myself or a hug.

So please if you are my friend just bare with me. It’s ok to not be ok, tell someone you’re not ok. It’s ok. Everyone says: “If you need anything, don’t hesitate, I’ll be there for you”… So I’m going to make a bet, without being pessimistic, I wish my friends that you will put this on your wall.
You just have to copy (not share)!!! I want to know who I can count on… And I’m sure it will be less than 25. Write “done” in comments when you do!

It’s Mental Illness Awareness month –
This is for all the people I know suffering too,
Keep strong!

L.L.

I will nominate: Helene @ Willow Poetry, Christine @ Poetry for Healing, Paul @ Parallax for the image below!

Photo Credit: An Angel’s Dream – Saphica8
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23 Comments Add yours

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! ❀ I didn't realize I could write so much about one flower! πŸ™‚

  1. What a fabulous image to go with your prose and poetry. This is so expressive. You almost feel the flower’s pain. ❀

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Colleen! I think pictures really inspire and help me form my poems. I have an interesting relationship with plants in which I attribute human emotions on them. I wonder if they feel as much as we do! πŸ™‚ ❀

      1. LOL! Nature always inspires me! Photos are an excellent inspiration! ❀️

  2. Joey Blue says:

    Nice one, Sa, I hope the flower hangs on πŸ™‚

    1. theresaly520 says:

      I love taking care of flowers like this one. It will be okay! πŸ™‚

  3. Once more Sa, wonderfully expressed πŸ™‚

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Rory! Your picture made me quite thoughtful! πŸ™‚

      1. Hey Sa, glad to hear it πŸ™‚

  4. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    You’re one talented lady!!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I don’t really consider myself a poet! I started to explore this mode of expression while experimenting with various prompts on WordPress! πŸ™‚

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Every poet starts somewhere!

        1. theresaly520 says:

          That they do! I think all it takes to start is a leap of faith.

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    A feast for the senses. Just beautiful.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Ms.Violet! I’m glad you enjoyed it even though it might be a sad day for the flower. ❀

  6. Olga says:

    Love the quote and that sad-looking flower. Wonderful prose reflecting on the conumdrum brought on by winter chills. ❀

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you very much Olga! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Winnie says:

    Lovely Haiku! Great take on the image.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Winnie! ❀

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