Ligo Haibun Challenge



I looked at her face and the silvery ball of the moon… I had never seen them so beautiful… and so far away. My fingers ached to touch them… But why can’t I? Because He said so… the murmurous voice sprang from her throat. Yes, why give angels wings then forbid them to fly? It was enough to blot out all those years of blind obedience. Ghostly strings pulled me towards her. The hairs on the back of my neck stirred; maybe the angels are keeping their vigil. Through the thick mist I felt a hundred eyes float towards me, willing me to be ashamed. But her lips were red and fragrant and sweet… as any forbidden fruit can be. Willingly, I sank my teeth into their crimson softness. And she let out a soft moan, challenging the night. In my mind I heard Him cry… a long fragmented wail of pain slit the sky. But soon the sound was lost… there was only her and the smooth delicate curve of her neck as she threw it back in total abandon. The moment I took her hand, I knew I was condemned. Even then, I already felt it… tongues of deep scarlet furiously licking at my feet.

Tomorrow we burn
but for a fleeting moment
we shall know heaven

Ligo Haibun Challenge


Carpe Diem: Daily Haiku 108


to have kissed your lips
just to be denied of it
ah how torturous

to have known your touch
to settle for another’s
surely this is hell

embers of longing
need only a breath of wind
to ignite the flames

Temperance is not something i know very well ^^ i don’t usually deny / deprive myself of things because they tend to build up, escalate, and the desire grows bigger and stronger, to monstrous proportions. in some weird way, i have learned early that the less i ignore my cravings, the better i become at curbing them 🙂 but i understand too the importance of restraint… how they make us appreciate better the beauty in things. it’s just not my best virtue