No Space For Regret



Summer is winding down. A thin crispness shapes the morning. Temperatures rise slowly, bringing humid afternoons. A stretch of thunderstorms followed by a week of drought, extremes can resemble imperfection.

I separate the mint, fashioning a bouquet I donate to a restaurant each year. Overtaken by weeds, I trim the flowers and brown, leaves. What is left is more than what I removed.

I don’t envy to be young, nor do I despise my years.

Back side of summer
Reaching toward Autumn’s colors
Each season a gift


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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.
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7 Responses to No Space For Regret

  1. Great haibun, Mary. – Jen

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  2. great, changes in nature are like aging in mankind

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  3. Lona Gynt says:

    We have been given a bounty, have we not? To have left more than what we have removed, not everyone has that. The mint is beautiful.

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  4. Mish says:

    I like the layers of this haibun, the simplicity of tending the garden but the deeper thoughts of our own seasons in life. What a nice gesture to gift a bouquet of mint!

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  5. To harvest is the best way to celebrate the end of summer… then we have a new beginning

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  6. robtkistner says:

    Life is a gift. Thank you for sharing your piece here Mary, and for putting yourself out there in your words!

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  7. msjadeli says:

    Subdued and beautiful. There is a lovely acceptance here.

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