After The Waiting

One holiday, this year celebrated twice; friends, then family, now done. The leftovers are packed, the dishes washed and put away. A part of us is glad it is over. Another part wonders why it ended so quickly. We planned and waited for it. Now we plan and wait for the next one. In a flash, that one too will be a memory. It is our memories that propel us to hope in the future. Either to improve upon them or reproduce them.

Rain hums and wind sings
We sleep to the sounds and dream
Sun paints Autumn skies

Monday haibun at the word is waiting. A haibun is one to three tight paragraphs of prose followed by a haiku. Just wrapping up a long, busy weekend, so this one is short.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to After The Waiting

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    The rhythms of life. I feel this way too, Mary. Plan and wait.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rothpoetry says:

    Holidays are always fun to wait on. Some seem to get here too son. I love your haiku. Sleep well while the snow pushes through!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Maggie C says:

    “Our memories that propel us to hope…” I like that.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Gina says:

    and that one will be a memory too – yes as wiht anything we wait for. and sometimes i wonder if not waiting or anticipating is better, as it does seem to take away from just enjoying the moment. a very atmospheric haiku

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    It seems we are always planning and waiting for the next one.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Grace says:

    Next, planning for the next one. Specially love: Sun paints Autumn skies. Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. The building up and planning and then it passes… To me this is a lesson of life to be part of this…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rob kistner says:

    I am late to get around reading the haibuns Mary, but I really like what you’ve written! Thry say waiting makes it better? Not sure if I agree… 🙂


  9. Sometimes anticipation fizzles out, it is true.


  10. Imelda says:

    Your haibun reminds me how I sometimes feel shortchanged that the things that I’ve waited for for so long comes to a quick end. I guess you answered that feeling, too, when you said that these feelings, the memories make us look ahead.

    Love the haiku. It puts me in a magical autumn day.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.