An Easter Story

This is an Easter story, a Passover story, an anytime-you-need-to-practice-gratitude story. Once upon a time there was a butterfly who had no wings. She could not fly from here to there, but had to wait for the wind to shake her loose from one flower and carry her to the next. One night she had a dream: She was transformed! She had wings! And the best part? She woke from her dream to find that it was true! She could fly on her own from blossom to blossom! She began to breathe a prayer: “Spirit of wonder! Spirit of love! Thank you for my new life. I will cherish every moment of it, even when my wings become faded and tattered.”

Why are you waiting?
The road your grandmothers walked
is calling your name.


Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #261
More Writers’ Pantry #15 at Poets and Storytellers United

Posted on April 12, 2020, in 5-7-5, haibun, haiku, Poets & Storytellers United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Loved your tale and the Haiku is fantastic

  2. I loves me some good haibuns, and this one’s near the list-top. Great work, Teach!

  3. Happy Easter.

  4. A wonderful metamorphosis story, full of hope. May you travel the road of your grandmothers – Cheers!

  5. Inspiring.

  6. I think any moment we can practice gratitude is good 🙂

  7. calling
    from the distant past
    do you recognize your own name?

  8. OMG!!!
    This haibun is certainly my favourjte of your poetic offerings so far

    Happy Easter


  9. I agree with all the others. This is a great and fitting haibun for the season.

  10. There is such a feel-good vibe about this haibun. 🙂

  11. This is a beautiful. I stared years ago to begin a blog page here at Word Press but gave up and continued with blogger. Though I’ve not left Blogger I’m experimenting here. It is a pleasure to visit you here nonetheless. have a grand day!

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