#Haibun: Mesquite Tree

Mesquite Tree, Mesa AZ.

The mesquite tree outside my window is flourishing. In a matter of weeks, it has gone from skeletal gnarled limbs to a lush spring green haven for the hordes of birds.
I gaze at it for hours and sometimes, in the luminous sunlit haze, I imagine it growing before my eyes.

woodpecker tapping
quivering delicate leaves-
harmonic birdsong

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Today is the halfway point in this year’s NaPoWriMo. Toni is hosting at the garden and has asked us to write a haibun of 44 – to 150 words of some event in your life – a love gone wrong, birth of a child, a daily walk, a day out of a vacation…anything will work! Remember: haibun are based on a true experience in your life; it is NOT flash fiction. I chose to write about a tree in my front yard that has come to mean so much to me since I have been writing full time. It is a glimpse into the world of nature with all its spectacular wonders.

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©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

24 Comments on “#Haibun: Mesquite Tree

  1. Wonderful! You wrote the true haiku as well. Bravo! I have enjoyed seeing the local trees go from bare to those tiny burgundy leaf buds to the delicate yellow green of leaves. I am enjoying your posts on FB about your beautiful garden. This mesquite tree adds so much to your garden history. What a gorgeous tree! I love the sounds you incorporated into your haibun as well. Perfect, simple, complex. thank you for writing to my prompt.

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  2. Oh, I love the symbol of a tree flourishing in the desert. I so love the visuals in this. Beautiful

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