‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Image #35! #poetry #Haibun #IARTG #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts @pursoot

Here’s my entry for Suzanne Burke’s ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Image Prompt #35.

I’m using one of my favorite poetry formats, a Haibun. It is a combination of a prose paragraph, and a Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5.

The candles lit up the occasion. Each one was carefully placed as it had been sixty years ago on our honeymoon. The soft glow of the lights invited the trees into our private realm. Your beloved books awaited your eager fingers to turn their pages. The dress that brought the blue out in your eyes was protected in the cedar chest. Wine from Italy, aged cheese, and truffles were on the china we received as a gift when we exchanged our vows. The quilt, lovingly sewn by your mother, was spread across the freshly mown grass. The last thing I added was a triangle that pointed upward to the full strawberry moon. I said the magical words that connected us and struck the special match that ignited the fairy’s lamp. Then I waited.

You return to me

On the day of our wedding,

When love transcends death.

40 thoughts on “‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Image #35! #poetry #Haibun #IARTG #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts @pursoot”

  1. This reminds me of dear old friends from my hometown. (He actually raced hubby’s mom to the city for his delivery!) They were married 62 years and when she passed away he was lost. He joined her three months later <3
    Beautiful, Denise.

    1. It’s a beautiful love that survives the years, Jacquie. I’m sorry you lost dear friends, but I imagine them so happy together now.

  2. Beautiful, Denise. Anniversaries are eternal, aren’t they? They take us back through time. 💗

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