Haibun – Mars and Venus

Mars Image by Stefan Popovici from Pixabay
Image by Stefan Popovici from Pixabay

Frank J. Tassone is hosting Haibun at dVerse this week and asks us about Mars.

“Whether it’s the God of War or the Red Planet, write your haibun that alludes to Mars.  Remember, a haibun is combination of prose and haiku. For the purposes of this prompt, the prose may be non-fiction or speculative. The haiku, while not needing to be in the 5-7-5 syllabic format, must include a kigo (season word) and present a complement of seemingly divergent images, such that there is a moment of insight.”

Mars and Venus

Mars rises in the eastern sky this morning. Twinkling dimly as the blues and violets of night give way to the dazzling orange crimson of dawn. A fleeting flirtatious wink in the sky, passionate promises. Venus rises tonight, bright and glowing reaching her climax. Mars draws near like a lover hoping to steal kisses in the shadows. Impassioned lovers, always together, eternally apart. For a moment they can almost touch, but not. As Mars retreats and Venus twinkles with unshed tears in the western sky, I sigh.

Cartwheeling through time
Mars and Venus wink, flirting
Winter cold lips kiss

Evening Falls ~Enya

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

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