Art for Art’s Sake – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant decide what to write here
Al does not give him a prompt
But wonders never cease
He knocks out this piece
And hopes you like this week’s attempt

AnElephant again tries this great weekly challenge hosted by his friend Al.
Please take a moment to check out this page to see some superb interpretations of the Japanese Haibun, a literary form which explores the relationship between the human experience and nature.
This week’s challenge  is ‘Freestyle’, without a prompt.
AnElephant takes inspiration from the little corner of Paradise that he calls home.

The Mediterranean by AnElephantCant

The Mediterranean by AnElephantCant

Art for Art’s Sake

As he ambles along the beach towards his preferred jetty, he notices that, unusually for the time of year, there are people on it.
Two, in fact, which is two more than there normally are.
But the sky is blue and the sun unseasonably warm for late January, so he decides to walk out to his favourite vantage point anyway.
They are not, as he first thought, together.
A young man strums on a guitar, the sunlight reflecting off the sea and off the instrument.
The woman, who is perhaps 25 feet away, is significantly older.
She has a sketch pad on her knee.
As he passes her he sees that she is drawing the musician.
He walks past them unnoticed and sits on his chosen rock at the end of the stone finger that reaches maybe 60 metres out into the Mediterranean.
He starts to write this piece, reflecting as he does so that examples of three of the great arts, albeit at a low level, are being practised on a rough man-made outcrop on the outskirts of this fairly insignificant small town.

the music of the sunshine
the image of the rocks
the words of the sea harmonise

natural synergy
nature’s symphony
bring creative energy

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5 Responses to Art for Art’s Sake – Haibun Thinking

  1. RoSy says:

    Very zen. 🙂


  2. Brenda says:

    Truly a haibun, born on the moment’s wandering, culminating in an exciting vision of humans and nature, peacefully together, creating art. Wonderful! Your last two haibun have really knocked it out of the park, Elephant!


  3. helenmidgley says:

    Such visual imagery, great job 🙂


  4. Lovely haibun and haiku, I saw the images so clearly.


  5. Al says:

    That is truly beautiful. I love this, you can see everything and feel it. You can almost see the sketch the artist is drawing and hear the music coming from the guitar. Fantastic.


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