Some of the windfalls have been collected and piled on a plastic garden chair. There are no signs of wild-life bites or nibbles, and only one green apple among them. They blush with October colours and scent.
Among them, one is more than half russet, almost bronze, a bruised rogue among the beauties. It must have suffered a harder bump in its hurry to escape the worm and now exudes a sweet scent, its skin on the verge of rotten, its flesh a mush.
apple skin on skin
anthem to the wind-fallen
rotten to the core
Kim M. Russell, 1st October 2018
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: Murmuration
This Monday we have qbit, also known as Randall, as our guest pubtender, with a prompt taken from a collection of writing exercises from ‘Poets who Teach’. He would like us to write two or three tight paragraphs in which we describe one particular member or element of a set. The challenge is to perceive the qualities of the group and distinguish what makes an individual member both a part of it and apart from it.
This exercise is intended to alert us to make distinctions and create particular images, to focus on concrete particulars and how they can express our vision to the reader. Randall would like us to finish with a haiku or micro-poem and says that the use of a kigo/season word is up to us.