New Faith

I really started blogging exactly five years ago today, when I wrote my first NaPoWriMo poem, having little faith in my ability to make it for the whole thirty days.

In the end, day-by-day, I did it.  A year later, I did it again and when I came to day 30, I didn’t stop.  Since then I’ve exercised a different sort of faith by writing every morning—doing  a number of writing and photo posts, including at least one poem or story, every day for the past 1,460 days. (This post will be my 4,074th one.)

The pool exercises I once did faithfully in a water aerobics class three mornings a week at the clubhouse pool,  I still do at midnight in my own pool under the stars and moon, surrounded by the blossoms that fall from the tall Washingtonian palm trees that rise like giants in the night air above the pool.

I swim with the moon,
stars strewn like wedding flowers
in this midnight pool.

For dVerse Poets Haibun Monday, Faith.

17 thoughts on “New Faith

  1. slmret

    A wonderful haibun, Judy! I wish the swimmer had a head, though!. How wonderful to have a pool where you can exercise at will — before bed sounds like a great time for a swim!

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  2. Mish

    Having faith in your own writing can surely bring help in the process, making it a positive experience. That is an amazing accomplishment of posts!! Congratulations. Ending the day with a swim under the stars must be wonderful. Thanks for this refreshing take on the prompt.

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  3. kim881

    Happy blog-iversary and congratulations on diving in! I love the idea of your own pool ‘under the stars and moon, surrounded by the blossoms’ and your haiku is gorgeous, Judy.

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