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Once Upon A Time In Wharfedale

When winter’s end is imminent and springtime soon becoming
blackbird and thrush in noble song bumble bee busily humming.
Scent of air fondles the hazy morning scattered seed cultivates 
memoirs of time, to ramble throughout lob wood and hear sweet 
bluebells across the valley chime.

sweet song of nature
the sound of the butterfly
harmony at dawn

Hosts of yellow heads briskly swaying hillside meadows in unison 
bloom, fussy rodents in jubilant paradise; Street House Farm in
nature’s plume. Pussy willow caresses the embankment; Ridding's 
Farm basks in the heat of June, inspired scythe displays ancient skill
fragrant hedgerow sings dawn’s vibrant tune.

tears of dew sparkle
grassy stems in sunlight sway
a whisper of wind

Ocean of radical heather signify welcome waves of moorland mist, deluge of dewy tears fall on this place heavenly kissed. Wooden bench outside the old hay barn, where the sultry breeze in sugar hill dances, orchestrates the old folk with war-torn minds reminisce those given a life of second chances.

for to those this day
a touch upon rustic face
nature’s sweetest voice.

Entered into Hey, Write a happy Haibun poetry contest
sponsor Caren Krutsinger
1 July 2019

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Date: 1/14/2020 10:30:00 AM
Harry, Your haibun is so special. It drew me in from beginning to end with an exquisite use of imagery that placed me me in the scene. I really love it and am putting it into my Faves! Congratulations on your win! xxoo
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Date: 8/2/2019 7:58:00 PM
Harry, my heart and imagination was swept up and away by the exquisite soul and sparkling beauty of your haibun. Like a delicacy to be savored, this artistic piece sweetens with each additional read. A gem and a fav! Congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes always my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/2/2019 6:09:00 AM
Wonderful poetry Harry. Congratulations on your fine win! Charlie
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:38:00 PM
Lovely imagery! I loved especially the third verse then you grabbed me again with: Wooden bench outside the old hay barn. Congratulations, Harry!
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Date: 7/10/2019 9:33:00 AM
Mesmerizing reading!
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Date: 7/4/2019 3:29:00 PM
vibrant read from beginning to end, harry... i delight in your invigorating haibun.. huggs
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Date: 7/3/2019 5:57:00 PM
Beautifully written with such nice descriptions. I love this :)
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Date: 7/3/2019 1:19:00 PM
Harry, you penned an amazing write.. Inspirational and musical.. This is a gem!! Enjoyed !! Have a blessed day!
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Date: 7/3/2019 5:47:00 AM
This is an amazing haibun, Harry. Just wonderful! Best wishes in the contest...deserving of a win :)
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Date: 7/2/2019 9:49:00 AM
The beautiful melody that springtime brings, Well written Harry..
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Date: 7/1/2019 3:19:00 PM
I like the mixing of styles. Great imagery Harry, I expect you will do well in the contest. Thanks for your visit.
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Date: 7/1/2019 9:44:00 AM
Dear poet, lovely are the words which you have heartily shared with those who are fascinated with your share of this great earth blessed to us by Jehovah God Almighty..by this write, I’d say that He was thinking of you when he carved your surrounds! Ty for the inspire! Have a great Summer...Much love, james
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Date: 7/1/2019 12:13:00 AM
This is the kind of poetry that brings joy to the heart and spurs the imagination to making one feel they are present in the scene. I love this beautiful work of art haibun Harry. A fave from me! I hope it gets a deserving top win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 6/30/2019 2:01:00 PM
Hi Harry, My father was from Yorkshire, - your poem reflects your love of the countryside and your vivid imagination is limitless in this marvellous poetic description of nature - 5 years ago we travelled, to Bath, to Stratford upon Avon, to York through the Yorkshire moors (all through the countryside) moors were almost black in April and the starkness of the lambs was fascinating - went as far as Edinburgh and returned to London on Highway. could live in England in a heartbeat Hugs, Jen.
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Date: 6/30/2019 7:16:00 AM
Beautiful imagery, strongly appealing to our senses, oozes out of this striking haibun, Harry. I have been to York, but there is a lot which I have not seen! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 6/30/2019 4:06:00 AM
Have visited the majority of England including Malvern Hills . The place you describe have not but I am certain it reflects the beauty of your poem! Excellent imagery dear, harry! Loved it!
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Date: 6/30/2019 3:20:00 AM
A place I know you love and so well put down on paper xx
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Date: 6/29/2019 1:02:00 PM
So well written Harry and feel a touch guilty that as yet have not visited the Yorkshire dales, you created a beautiful image of Wharfedale ,hopefully one day. Tom.
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Date: 6/28/2019 3:15:00 PM
Enjoyed the journey..in sweetest voice of nature..excellent imagery, Harry..superb poetry.
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