For Jilly’s September Challenge of Casting Bricks, this is my completion of Frank Hubeny’s excellent Haibun called “Let the Light Shine In.” I have written a second Haibun, following on the seasons theme and so our collaborative effort is entitled “Let the Seasons Shine.”
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Here is the collaborative effort of Frank / Jilly. Franks words are first and in bold.
Autumn changes focus on school schedules and condo movements, but now for our children, not for us. It’s the same with Spring. In between these events, like sunlight going through the leaves of trees, there is viewing the lake and parkways where trees can reach for the sun because the buildings are small enough for them to have a chance.
LIGHT THROUGH PATIENT TREES
BUILDINGS BLOCK THE AUTUMN SKY
BOTH PROVIDE COOL SHADE
Winter’s white focus turns our thoughts back to days of sleds and clotted mittens, to damp bangs flattened against the foreheads of red-tinged faces in our children. Late December vacations and gleeful Christmas mornings, where the lights of the tree filter through the windows and the children are still small enough for them to have a chance.
LIGHT IN CHILDHOOD’S EYES
NOTHING BLOCKS OUR WINTER SIGHS
© Hubeny / Lyman Collaborative Poetry