Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#Ligo Haiburn – Inspired by Persia

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This week was the first one of the new college term. Hubby was due back in on Thursday and I had 10 silent, uninterrupted hours ahead of me. Only, thanks to an administrative cock-up, he didn’t go. I didn’t rant and rave (makes a change) but didn’t get any writing time either as we moved down river, deciding to take three leisurely days to travel to our next destination instead of a rushed two. So my body and mind aren’t rushed, but my Ligo Haibun response is, and it’s too late to link up.


The prompts this week were Persian sayings, and I focussed on the first, although I’m not convinced I covered it.


If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? – Khalil Gibran


Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty – Rumi




The weir that shushed, a constant out breath, lulled me to sleep, slowly: my mind set free and roaming.

An unexpected journey started in drizzle and ended in sun. Nature’s verdancy glowed before a grey sky; en route, visibility cleared. Yellow plums, bunched like grapes, hung high next to purple rotting siblings – unseen, too lofty for people to gather. Walnuts coated in green velvet emerged below elongated leaves – when will they be ready to harvest? The tang of fermenting blackberries hovered at shoulder height, their yeast bloom working its hardest.

A lack of time restrictions allowed stillness to invade and senses to blossom.


life without deadlines

sounds heard sights seen scents tasted

horizons expand


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Written by Sarah Ann

September 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

5 Responses

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  1. Beautiful, Sarah Ann. enjoyed the narrative a lot. great descriptions


    September 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    • Glad you liked the descriptions – I was trying to paint as full a picture as possible.

      Sarah Ann

      September 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  2. i am dreaming of endless days without any deadlines. ♥
    lovely haibun moment, Sarah.


    September 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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