Northern Ireland Haibun #4

The final haibun commenting on my trip. To learn what a haibun is, go back and read my previous post


Aim at the stars
But keep your feet on the ground
(lunch before my trip)

Keep your champagne. I’ve had enough of long bus rides, tour guides, golf resorts (“A good walk spoiled,” Twain said). So I spoil myself with a good morning walk            to the edge of the lough. Ducks are already there. Swans, too. Tall reeds sway in front of the first hole. Fathers    and sons hit the links by sunrise. I stand on the dock, scan the sky for a sign. Double rainbow.


  1. You make my heart sigh in harmony, like a harp played by the wind, resonating through time.

  2. lschontos says

    I tire of those things too Megan. Your walk sounds perfect – and what a beautiful benediction.

  3. These are really great, Megan. LOve the surprise twist with your last line.

  4. a great way to tell a story.

  5. pastordt says

    Love your fortune. Wish I had one like that. And a double rainbow would be nice, too. Good for you – taking your own walk. I SO resist tours that tell me what to do when. But then, you and I have already discussed our rebellious natures, right?

  6. This is giving me cause to smile today. And I sure do need a smile today. 🙂