Beam Bath

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight were not able to satiate the need to relax my heart and my mind. Instead, they made me think more about the intangible concept we try hard to grasp and understand. Yes. Love.

Around 8 at night, I stepped out and let my skin be bathed by moon’s beam and stars’ light. The chilled air welcomed me with a band of singing night-shift crickets and swaying leaves and twigs. Looking up, I let out a much-needed sigh and let the knocking tears fall. Inside my soul whispers, “you will be fine”.

Celestial forest
hangs and undresses daily.
You’re never alone.

Notes: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight is a movie series about love. 🙂 I watched it last Sunday and yes, this entire haibun happened last Sunday. Past week was tough, mentally, physically and emotionally.
It is really comforting to be one with nature when life has kicked you bad. 🙂 I am so glad to be back, loves. ❤

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In response to dVerse‘s Haibun Monday – Taking a Forest Bath – Say What???? from De of kanzensakura.
Today, I would like you all to write a haibun (one – three tight paragraphs) ending with a haiku (seasonal and cutting words used to denote the season and to distinguish between the two parts of a haiku).  I would like you all to write about the last time you totally immersed yourself in nature. 


55 thoughts on “Beam Bath”

  1. You return with a bang. Although the pain followed by understanding and acceptance is so clear in your words. You need hugs more than me! And I’m sending you loads of them, dear ☺️❤️ I’m here for you if you need me.

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      1. Aww, I love giving hugs 🙂 That’s often all that is required to making someone’s day a little better ❤ So, yes, I will send as many as you want.

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  2. lovely Rosema, such lovingly written words that symbolised hurt yet acceptance and a conviction to be happy with herself even after the pain, i love the way you frame the words together.

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  3. There truly is something about standing at night looking up into the heavens that seems to give us reassurance that all’s right with the world, even in the midst of despair. I loved your words; the haiku is lovely. Thank you.

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  4. What a lovely write.
    “Looking up, I let out a much-needed sigh and let the knocking tears fall.”
    –I’m a huge believer in letting it all out. Let the tears fall, and sigh out all the toxicity. Did you know that when you cry, you release harmful toxins from your body? Pretty interesting, eh.
    So nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog.

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  5. I love the title of your haibun and how you found that in nature, we never are alone. The line “Celestial forest hangs and undresses daily…” is outstanding. Although sad, this haibun is full of hope and acceptance.

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  6. Aweee dearie.. sending you lots of hugs and kisses. Happy to see you back. I know you’re a strong woman and you can and have already survived tons of hardship. Just know that I’m here too. Okay? ❤

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  7. Beautiful Rosema. Sounds like nature is a wonderful place to be alone with your thoughts and thinks through. A rest from complications such as love. Not bad complications but I think you say sometimes a person just needs a respite.

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  8. Hey there Rosema! I found your blog today, and I’m nominating you for That’s So Jacob’s March Blog Madness! It’s simple: find five interesting blogs today, copy and paste this comment to theirs, and give them a follow! Have a great day and if you’re so inclined, kindly come visit me over at Have fun spreading the blog love this month!

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