AnElephantCant keep travelling forever
But he recently made a visit to Italy
The folk are so nice
No words can suffice
He has never been treated more hospitably
The Haibun Ligo Challenge is a weekly event hosted by Pontius Pirate and the Exquisite Ese.
Visit them for all the guidelines and background.
This week we have a choice of prompt words.
AnElephant chooses Faery.
in a house
on the outskirts
of a medieval village
built on Roman baths
the North Italian plains
to the sharpened Alps
to Atlantean Venice
and to the Val dee Fade
the Valley of the Fairies
and the Mazzariol
and make mischief
lives a family
part of a greater family
with open arms
the lost daughter
of a long gone
she is them
of the human heart
casts its own spell
wow! a blessing to travel to Italy – this was truly a magical haibun moment. thank you.
Not too far from AnElephant’s zoo!
The people are as wonderful as described.
lovely. enjoyed the syle and haiku. the pic is beautiful
Thank you, Padmini, always a joy to have you visit.
Very happy you enjoyed.
A very interesting style, full of sound but not fury, which fits the haibun well. I am a real fan of well-described concrete locations in haibun.
Glad you enjoyed, sir.
The style just seemed to fit what the words were trying to communicate.
So wonderfully excellently written. The warmth, love and feeling within (and without) is revealed so lovely (magically) in each word. I really like this one – very much! xo
AnElephant is never happier than when he gets praise from Penny.
Very glad that the words communicated so clearly what he experienced.
Thank you and hugs.
It is nice to think one can always go home, even if one has never been there before. I love how warm and embracing this was. What a lovely place you brought me to visit. Thank you.
AnElephant thanks you, Brenda, and is just delighted that you felt so deeply what he wrote.
Has such a lovely feel to it, like floating along and looking down at the beautiful image you provided. 🙂
AnElephant is very happy he conveyed such feelings of a wonderful place and wonderful people.
You bring forth the magic in the end with ” she is them always”.
Beautiful flow in that story that lends a spellbinding feel to it. ( yes, I know, I know…)
Well, magic is magic is magic.
C’est vrai, non?
Excellent piece Sir Elephant, very well written.
Thank you, Sir ST2, much appreciated.