Rattling Wind – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Linda is hosting the Haibun with an invitation to write about Autumn’s Voice (aki noe koe). For details of Haibun follow the link below:

dVerse Poets – Haibun – aki noe koe

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“There is nothing so stable as change.” Bob Dylan

Rattling Wind

What rattles you? As for me, so few things. But one of the true things that rattles me is an unexpected breeze. Now it’s not that breezes are unwelcome, especially on a hot day, a stagnant day or after a bush-fire, they can be so cleansing. And yet. And yet a sudden breeze can rattle my soul, leave me feeling uneasy, even pining for change or some new moment, a moving on, a horizon yet unseen.

Unexpected breezes are the siren of the freeways, the moment of grief intruding on a pleasant day, the uneasy sense of a phone ringing when least anticipated, news of a death near to one’s soul. Just like someone jumping out in the quiet dark, or appearing out of context. The unexpected grief can be the bearer of such wonders, and yet evoke such shock.

What rattles me? As for you, perhaps, so few things, but as for me the unexpected breeze blowing beyond my control, beyond my understanding of the next moment. What is in the breeze? Its freedom, unrestrained, random, beyond who I am. It is time to make friends with the breeze, how else shall I make sense of it?

The wind blows so free
releasing my soul to me
O how change rattles



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7 responses to “Rattling Wind – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is so true Paul. The breeze does bring change and your words reminded me of a quote I recently read:
    “Mind your words, for the wind is sentient.”
    ― Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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  2. That sudden surprise… but maybe living expecting the unexpected is the only way to really cope.

    Like

  3. A touch of mystery? A hint of the unknown? Yes, there are breezes which take us out of our comfort zone.

    Like

  4. Thank you for this! Your words have deepened my perspective 🙂

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