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.
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Thank you, John 🙂
Denise, loved this. Sad but beautiful. xo
Thank you, Eden. Yes, sad she’s gone but his devotation is beautiful.
Eerily beautiful, Denise! Well-done!
Thank you, Jan. There is no barrier with love.
How poignant and lovely, Denise. This got me all choked up. A wonderful take on the prompt. <3
Thank you, Diana:) That kind of love is beautiful.
That is sweet–and I hope it works.
Thanks, Jacqui. Me too!
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
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.
Beautiful, Denise. Anniversaries are eternal, aren’t they? They take us back through time. 💗
Thank you, Gwen. There is something magical about anniversaries:) They are timeless. Xo
This is such a moving piece, Denise. Love and great devotion go hand in hand. I’ve just had the pleasure of sharing it. ❤
Thanks Soooz for such an inspiring photo. I agree love and devotion are eternally linked.
Thank you, Karen 🙂 xo
This is so sweet and tender, Denise. Love it 🙂
Thanks, Harmony 🙂 A love for the ages.
This is lovely, Denise. It gave me goosebumps. Hugs on the wing.
Thank you, Teagan 🙂 Glad it gave you goosebumps! Hugs back.
Oh my gosh, Denise. That is so heart touching and wonderful.
Thank you, Sandra 🙂 it was a great photo prompt to work from! Xoxo
This is really lovely, Denise. The end was a bit of a surprise.
Thanks, Robbie. Im a fan of surprise endings;)
That image reminds me of a similar scene on sand dunes! Your reflections are beautifully compressed into this Haibun and Senryu Denise. So heart-warming!
I bet that’s pretty set in the sand dunes, Balroop. Thank you, I really enjoy Haibuns.
Beautifully done, Denise. 🙂
Thank you, Marje:)
Powerful and lovely, Denise.
Thanks, Staci 🙂
Wow! I love it, Denise! It’s beautiful, romantic and just a little chilling.🖤
Thank you, Vashti:) I like your description combo of chilling and romantic.
It’s a great combo. 😉