Earth wears the cloud like a high-fashioned muffler.  Sensations rise up, above, high,  on top of the world, over the rainbow, heavenly, defying gravity, and buoyed by the breeze.  Only the seeds of rain pull her nearer, tugging at her underbelly, breaking free to water the Earth.  Cotton balls or muffler, the everpresence  of clouds high in the sky strutting their stuff, pacify, satisfy, an atavistic longing.  And then—

sudden effusion

bullfrogs jump and plop and croak:

the sky’s orgasm


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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15 Responses to MAGNIFICENT SUNSET – for Dverse

  1. Yes that sudden change, the colors and orgasm. Wonderful… I did correct your link at dVerse, it should be fine now.


  2. Hi Nan..
    just in case
    no one has come
    by to let you kNow..
    the link’s not working
    on dVerse.. but typing
    your name in Google is
    not hard to do..
    for me..

    Oh skies

    Now to your poem..
    and number two.. hmm..
    can’t help but to think of the
    Beautiful Escambia bay here
    iN Florida west panhandle
    by smoke
    stacks and
    once polluted
    as F.. as a place
    you didn’t wanna
    Bring your date..
    it stink
    stank.. stunk..

    of Panhandle..
    Monsanto.. Chemstrand..
    Paper Mills.. the F iN List
    oF old Yellow smoke goeS oN
    and on a Fall day.. Jesus F.
    iN Christ iT sTiLL stInks
    in what they
    oh cRap..

    My Fredbun
    and Fredku
    is polluting your Blog..;)


  3. kim881 says:

    That’s a wonderful image, Nan, the Earth is a high-fashioned muffler!


  4. Oh I love how you describe the clouds here 😀 so very exquisite.


  5. Hi Nan! I love this haibun and see you’re linked up successfully. The prose is beautiful. I am not taking part this week, busy with other things. 🙂


  6. Oh, that haiku was somehow unexpected. I get it though – sometimes that need to rain builds and builds and then just gushes out! Really great.


  7. lillian says:

    Oh those moments before the storm! You had me with the first sentence 😊


  8. “Only the seeds of rain pull her nearer, tugging at her underbelly” Nan, the whole thing is just amazing. Love it.


  9. kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful haibun and haiku. Like Lillian, you had me with the first sentence. I see you are now linked up successfully – hooray! And it is indeed a marvelous wonderful sunset.


  10. Beautiful, intense, and climatic! I love the metaphors. 🙂


  11. sreejaharikrishnan says:

    Really unique images here…wonderful. ..


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