Nov 24, 2007

I work out in a gym and watch the rain playing darts in the slow river. Ancient castle on the high hill is barely visible through a haze. I wipe sweat from my forehead and try to look for something lasting longer than the pile of stones arranged together by long forgotten ancestors. My look returns to the rain. I feel fatigue in my legs. The very last leaf hovers down into the river.

last leaf
in a free motion
beyond me




Minu pedalus sporto klube ir negaliu atsiplėšt nuo vaizdo anapus lango – smulkus lietus taip užkrečiamai Neryje žaidžia smiginį. Nusibraukiu nuo kaktos prakaito lašus. Turškiančioje migloje matosi tik Gedimino pilies kontūrai, tiek tat ir didybės, atkeliavusios per amžius. Nebepastebiu šalimais judančių žmonių. Bandau akimis ieškot kažko amžinesnio, nei žmogaus rankomis sudėliotų akmenų krūva, ir vėl grįžtu prie lietaus. Kojose pradedu jausti nuovargį. Nuo medžio atitrūksta paskutinis lapas ir nusklendžia upėn.

lietaus lašai ir
lapas upe taip lengvai
tiktai ne mudu

9 comments:

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

This is nice.... but let that last leaf leave a lasting memory... for off in that distant haze lies the truth between life and love.

"Staring off into the distance
Remembering your touch
What use to be"


Tara

Sandy said...

Very good, Ricardas. Here we have a saying...

let's make
like a tree
and leave

Now I'm making haiku out of cheesy sayings...see what I'm reduced to? ha ha

Sandy

Ričardas said...

Tara, I'll follow your advice and let that leaf flow till the time lasts.
Sandy, I wouldn't call it reduction, it looks more like getting more efficient - maybe formula 3-5-3 could be good for a start

Masago said...

Nice.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wonderful haibun!

Ričardas said...

Masago and Andrew, thanks.

polona said...

a wonderful haibun, ričardas.

Ričardas said...

Polona, thanks a lot

Paul Damien Ellithorpe, aka Nowzenpaul said...

Beautiful.

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