On Writing

Poem 159 – restructuring haibun

Restructuring haibun

this body needs an internal 
restructuring of language

its cacophony of voices
bounces off bones
cascades down cells
acts like a bunch of bumptious brats
at a bedtime they deny

how proudly pugnacious
even their malicious ponderings
oh, if only I knew how to sift them
powder them 
blow them away in one
harrowing howl –
worth the affliction of this kind of release

core quest listening
gather ye rose thorns and bleed
honour sounds of joy


Research – Today’s word of the day from Merriam-Webster (I get it in my email every day!) is bumptious: presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive: obtrusive.

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