Solitude-Haibun Monday

Solitude, lonely, alone, solitary confinement – all of these words came to mind.

My younger self believed solitude was punishment. I always felt left out, shunned.

Today, I sometimes crave solitude, and have learned to embrace its rarity.

I sit all alone
Beneath the naked oak tree
Dreaming of springtime

~Ruth Scribbles~

This was written in response to Kim’s challenge in dverse.

NOTE: This is my first attempt at writing a haibun.

20 thoughts on “Solitude-Haibun Monday

  1. Congratulations on your first haibun and welcome to Haibun Monday, Ruth! I like the way you start by contemplating words associated with solitude and then shift between younger and present selves to convey the different attitudes to it. I love the haiku – I often sit below our willow or a very old silver birch at the end of the garden!

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  2. I can certainly relate to these words “My younger self believed solitude was punishment. I always felt left out, shunned. Today, I sometimes crave solitude, and have learned to embrace its rarity.” (Except maybe instead of “sometimes crave solitude,” for me it seems to be “often” or “almost all of the time”! Ah, to have a hermit’s life!)

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