Daybreak #midnighthaiku

Summer bathers blush
Destructive purity weeps
Stealing innocence

Dawn brings the scent of roses to tempt me outside. Pale faces whisper good morning to the rising sun. I share the moment with an invisible blackbird. The world sleeps as the rain falls, marring perfect petals… each clear drop outlined in red as if the living earth bleeds for their loss.

Rain-heavy roses genuflect, bowing before Great Nature. I have watched them grow from eager bud to overblown maturity. Even in their ending, there is beauty still, though after another order. Soon the petals will fall and only their memory will remain, a seed of beauty captured, their fragrance a ghost on the breeze.

For d’verse‘s Haibun Monday

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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25 Responses to Daybreak #midnighthaiku

  1. Ooo genuflect. I’m keeping that one! Lovely as always!

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  3. Grace says:

    Beautiful even when dying ~ I have these flowers outside too ~ Love the ode to nature’s roses ~

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    The blossoms are bathing in the rain and genuflecting to Great Nature. Nice way to describe this.

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  5. susielindau says:

    Lovely and sensuous. Nice one, Sue!

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  6. colorfulpen says:

    A gorgeous piece! I love the word ‘genuflect’ and all the wonderful details in this. I’ve kept dead flowers for months just so I can use them as photo props sometimes. They have their own beauty, just as a blooming flower.

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  7. jenanita01 says:

    A beautiful hymn to one of Nature’s best accomplishments…


  8. So much beauty in this–the photos, the descriptions. You have captured the essence of Wabi-Sabi: transience here. So glad you shared.


  9. dgkaye says:

    Stunning Sue! ❤


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  11. Beautiful, Sue. The whole piece reads like poetry. 🙂


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