Watching my beloved child playing contentedly in the pond creates a spreading warmth throughout my being. He is my joy and my hopes for the future all wrapped up in this darling package. I can see that he is happy but he’s also learning so many things through his many questions. Like why the boat stays on top and doesn’t sink. He must also wonder about the color that the pond reflects as the gentle ripples radiate out from the fountain. I know that someday he’ll have the answers to these questions. This is my deepest prayer, that he never stop asking. That he’ll let the ripples of curiosity lead him to his the sea of his future.
green water pond
fountain dispenses dreams
flows in circles
© Carol Campbell 2015
The Prompt From:
“Each time we will use different ways to trigger inspiration. and today I am using four photos to, hopefully, inspire you. Choose one of them. They all have a common theme of ‘water,’ but I think within each picture there are various interesting details on which you might be able to focus when writing your haibun. It doesn’t have to be the water aspect that you notice. It can be the fountain, little boat, the umbrella, the forest in the background, the chairs at the beach, or whatever else you see.
Hopefully when you have written your haibun both the prose and the haiku will each work by themselves; but when combined you will achieve something larger than the separate units.”~Mary