Fantasy #haikai (poetry and prose)

Colleen’s weekly challenge : Haibun

Fantasy.
The breeze-less flutter of her floral dress enchants me. It’s woven in magical efflorescent silks from the Northern spiders.
She shimmers before me as twittering birds flock to her beauty, serenading the air with accoustic wonders.
In my dreams she’s always there but never mine. A concubine of fantasy, soft and gentle as snow-white, strict as maleficent and fierce as a viking princess.
All that’s left to me are dreams, when locked away from reality

Wide lands, open skies
right outside, so far away
what’s real and what’s not

I seek adventures, and imagination comes to my aid! Enhancing and besmirching memory in equal measure. Creating impossible futures from possible dreams. Living multiple lifetimes in single barren days.

And for once, where my mind goes, my heart follows.

Tolkein and Rowling
Living here and living there
Creators of worlds


Mind over matter? The question of whether what happens in the mind is less real than what happens in front of us, especially since both are capable of evoking similar emotions.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Hall says:

    As one who spends a lot of time in the world of my imagination, I sometimes wonder what reality truly is.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I know right, I spend alot of time in both and I also get confused

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  2. memadtwo says:

    We do seem to be living in dreamlike. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed, a philosophical topic

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    It’s a good question! I just thought: Are our fantasies more real when we write them down?

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah, they certainly seem more alive when we do don’t you think?

      Like

  4. Jude, this is great. You are so talented. It’s always a pleasure to read you.
    xoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella. I’m glad you like this

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      1. My pleasure. I really enjoyed it.
        xoxo

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  5. Chandra Lynn says:

    I’m partial to the haiku form–I really enjoy these.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation 😊🌼

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  6. Jude! Excellent thoughts and commentary along with your poetry. I so like how you wove the fantasy world into your reality now. Living in lock down makes us all look at things differently. ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I really adore you and your appreciation means so much

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      1. Aww, Jude! You’re so sweet. Keep up the good work! Your poetry is lovely. ❤️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you 🌼

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  7. merrildsmith says:

    Sometimes it is difficult to separate what is real and what is fantasy. My mom thinks my dad who died twenty years ago, lives across the hallway from her. And I find it comforting that she thinks that. These are crazy times, and an escape into fantasy can bring comfort. Interesting questions you’ve stirred up. 😀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah I agree with you. Fantasy can be more real than reality and that’s not always a bad thing as people tend to say. ❤️🌷

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  8. A lovely piece, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Robbie. ❤️

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