Beneath a batik sky, everything's whitewashed in translucent shades of aqua, turquoise, and teal; shapes being reduced to inky silhouettes. Humidity cloaks me, but with the island breeze I wear this frock with ease even as sweat trickles betwixt my shoulder blades. My feet turn towards the harbor, gem colored kayaks beaconing. Soon develop a steady rhythm, skirt Silver Lake's circumference, glide by weatherworn piers and pilings, pass muster with austere white crowned sentinels of broad wings and oversized bill; grateful for the privilege of safe passage. Find myself refreshed and walking beside a border of cypress trees, whose contour of whorls and swirls seemingly place me inside a Van Gogh landscape although absent a sky of churning, patterned brushstrokes; instead it is scrimmed with gossamer clouds more reminiscent of Whistler. Meet up with my man and little man admiring Pamlico Sound, find my heart bursting as brightly as the marigold star nestling in the sliver of tangerine sky as it winks once more and slips softly into the sea.
Turquoise and marigold accent my world
as ocean's breeze soothes a tempest
by Margaret Bednar, August 21, 2017
This is linked with "dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday - What did you do?"
A Haibun is one of my favorite poetic styles - although I do struggle with the follow-up Haikus. We just returned from a last summer "hurrah" - a week on our beloved Outerbanks - Ocracoke Island. It is the beginning of hurricane season, and although there was a touch of storms, they came and went. It made the waves a lot of fun - although we don't venture very far out and my son wore a life jacket and a boogy board attached to his wrists.