Saturday, July 6, 2019

kjmunro : MY WRITING DAY – a haibun

How to describe a writing day that is mostly writing emails – correspondence about writing, mostly:  personal notes (to other writers, mostly), submission admin, & details about writing events past, present & imagined...

spring cleaning
on the horizon

When their children are adults, regardless of their own age, the full-time parent must accept retirement. The sharing of remaining household duties by the patron (read husband) ensures the possibility of a writing day, especially when the potential writer is open to inspiration, & their senses, & at all times carries a small notebook...

the warmth of the window
through the damp
cleaning cloth

On the kitchen counter, granny’s cut glass vase holds a bouquet of chive blooms from the garden. The washing machine & dryer rumble, along with the polite whir of the push mower in the backyard, in the background white noise of FIFA shrieks & whistles or the drone of the business news network...

cleaning windows
she sees things
more clearly

Balance is key – socializing, exercise, working, writing – & finding it is the on-going challenge. By way of procrastination, the neighbour’s cats are becoming famous on Instagram...

huge rain
drops splatter
newly-cleaned windows

Originally from Vancouver, BC, kjmunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada. In 2014 she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group that she continues to facilitate. Since January 2018, she has created & curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation’s Troutswirl blog, now managed with guest editors. Her work placed first in the Canada Category of the 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, & placed first in The League of Canadian Poets ‘Very Small Verse Contest’ in 2019. Her first collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).

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