Haiku Hub Floating Challenge #1 – Heritage

Ritu from But I Smile Anyway is our first host for Haiku Hub and the prompt is “heritage.”

Two weeks before the son’s wedding, Him Indoors took his great granddad’s watch from the drawer and looked at it one last time. He wore it on his wedding, a pocket silver watch from 1909, with a silver chain and a silver medal at the end. The medal was won by his great granddad from rugby and it still has the encryption of his name and the year. Ah, great heritage! HRH the son was delighted when we presented it to him. He’s always been proud of his heritage, being half Filipino and half British. It was nice to see him happy.

An old silver watch
Passed on by his great granddad
The son wore it, too

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Haiku Hub Floating Challenge #1 – Heritage

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 24th 2016 a new dawn, a new day, a new life

A new dawn, new life
Feeling grateful for all things
Happy with my life

Waddling through with life
Experience and challenges
Good or bad, they’re mine

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 24th 2016 a new dawn, a new day, a new life

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Haibun Monday: The Sky IS the Limit

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The day after the son’s wedding, we visited London. The sky was hazy and sombre grey and the clouds soothed it with charcoal whirls. The London Eye provided a sturdy background in slow motion. The movement of the clouds was barely distinctive and the birds wheeled in slow lazy arcs. Above the busy city, the honking of cars and the strolling people, the sober grey sky cloaked the world. Such a malevolent sky with clouds an impermeable carpet of translucent greyish blue, cold, vast.

Cold and grey today
Just the right time to visit
Glad it didn’t rain

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Haibun Monday by hayesspencer

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