Spring Bud

I smell how the supposed sweet, summer aroma turned into a chilling winter scent as I watch how her soft, smooth skin turns from blushed pink to lifeless violet. I listen to her frail heartbeats, silently begging, pleading, helpless against her quite incoming death.

With a tear-stained face, my mouth utters its own prayer as I hold my almost dying newborn sister. With my shaking arms, I wrap her little body and hope my warmth can give life to thee like the spring sun’s kiss to a frozen naked tree.

My little spring bud
is now a blooming flower.
Death, love can conquer.

©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to dVerse‘s Haibun Monday Ekphrasis and Haiga by Björn Rudberg (brudberg).
Today I would like you to write a haibun on any subject that you like. but you should illustrate it with one picture, and let picture prose and haiku complement each other.

P.S. This haibun is a recollection of a scene which happened six years ago when I held my almost dying sister. Today is her 6th birthday and she is still with us. ❤


70 thoughts on “Spring Bud”

  1. Oh my heavens! I’m deeply touched. To have Hale almost slip from this world and then to have her given back is a feeling I could never give proper expressions to. Both she and you are brave and blessed. Happy Birthday Hale!! ❤

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  2. When I read this, I very much thought you were telling a true story so your note didn’t surprise me. I think it’s really amazing how contact with human skin of a loved one — mother, father, sister, etc. — can bring life into a baby, somehow bring out that fight to live, to cry, and start breathing. Beautiful piece and Happy B-day to your little sis, I’m sure she was spoiled 🙂

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  3. So moving. I appreciate how you have shared this nearly tragic piece of your past with us and I’m so happy that you have your sister to enjoy for years to come. A beautiful write, Rosema.

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  4. You, my darling, are an angel. I’m so so happy and grateful your sister’s all well and living a wonderful life 🙂 ❤ I'm trying to write more but I'm rendered speechless by your words.

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