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Nothing like a Tuscan sunset in winter.  From my custom-made mahogany rocker I can espy the horizon through my Palladian Venetian west window.  The sky is brushed with soft hues of pink, orange and violet.  The scent of 
premium Indian incense spice wafts through the air creating a restful mood while the flames in the fireplace crackle and dance before my eyes like a seductive siren.  Casual sips of Masseto merlot warm my insides and temper the noise inside my head allowing me to collect my thoughts.  The snow still glistens a bit from the fading sunlight.  I watch a pair of nightjars flit from branch to branch on the bare linden tree like two lovers performing an aerial tango.  A pair of Treviso slippers keep my feet warm on this particularly frigid day.  Another Sunday nears it's end.  Another weekend without...

twilight casts shadows
specters upon the landscape
moonbeams scatter ghosts

Monday sunrise unseen, hidden behind ashen clouds that pervade the empyrean as far as the eye can see.  Not feeling well today.  Sleep was elusive, the sound of rustling papers and the scent of her perfume tormenting me for hours on end.  I reach for the manila envelope lying on the cherry coffee table made for us by her artisan grandfather and slowly loosen the clasp holding the flap closed.  My Bialetti Moka pot of coffee is ready.  As per my usual morning routine I pour my Italian espresso into a mug with my moniker on it and sit at the kitchen bar where I have prepared a breakfast for one.  Just one more damned thing.  Where did I put that William Henry 1211 Chablis pen?

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Date: 2/20/2020 5:04:00 AM
Splendid written, salute alkas
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/20/2020 3:34:00 PM
Danke
Date: 2/12/2020 7:09:00 AM
Impressive prose, sir! Nice match to the photo as well. Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated. / M
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/12/2020 7:44:00 AM
Yessir
Date: 2/9/2020 11:31:00 AM
Exquisite, and breathtaking write Your imagery is totally cool! Blessings, Jennifer.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/9/2020 4:18:00 PM
Thanks jen
Date: 2/3/2020 4:50:00 AM
Captivating piece! I was breathless as I read each line...Amazingly beautiful !
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/3/2020 8:05:00 AM
Breathless is cool!
Date: 2/1/2020 10:56:00 AM
Stunning write! I fell into poem and was immersed in your excellent writing that blew me away. A fave for me. Thank you for stopping by on my blog. I wanted to tell you my father and I were major Trekkers. He was Spock...even looked like him...and I was Captain Kirk. Have a great weekend.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/1/2020 5:15:00 PM
Lol I would have guessed you were Janeway
Date: 1/24/2020 10:22:00 PM
Damn...I love this, Tom. A picture perfect haibun...outstanding imagery with an ending that has to put a smile on every readers face. Superb writing! Have a nice weekend.. Charlie
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/25/2020 2:02:00 PM
I'm happy with it. Thanks much Charles
Date: 1/22/2020 1:06:00 PM
You're so good at writing descriptively. Very well done.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/22/2020 1:20:00 PM
:)
Date: 1/21/2020 6:07:00 PM
love the line, "Flames in the fireplace crackle and dance before my eyes like a seductive siren" had to look "nightjars" beautiful bird... A moment in time captured in your beautiful well written descriptive verse. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Eve. I took your William Henry 1211 Chablis pen hehehe:)
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/21/2020 8:39:00 PM
You? I was sure it was Brandy! Thanks evie
Date: 1/21/2020 12:48:00 PM
Tom, beautifully penned by a talented storyteller and your image is wonderful , I like the form Haibun too _Constance
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/21/2020 8:39:00 PM
Much appreciated
Date: 1/19/2020 4:55:00 PM
I like this a lot
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/19/2020 5:01:00 PM
Owooooo kewl
Date: 1/19/2020 8:25:00 AM
When love is lost it leaches the very colours out of a rainbow. At least you enjoy a good Merlot (my favourite cultivar). A soul wrenching write which invites the reader to participate (not just witness) in the scene.
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Date: 1/19/2020 12:08:00 PM
Past? Time is a relative concept. I've been here before and very nearly passed by after reading some comments on some posts. Oh, well ... Each to his own. I've got a fair idea as to who I like to follow now and a few more later ...
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/19/2020 9:00:00 AM
Yes, I've read the best haibuns do that so, high praise, thanks. I'm still curious who you are though. Someone from the past?
Date: 1/19/2020 5:31:00 AM
With the scorching heat we've had (sometimes in the high 40's), no doubt made hotter by the blazing fires surrounding us, a Tuscan sunset in winter seems very tempting, with or without company, a Bialetti Moko pot of coffee, at hand. Who could ask for more? I truly enjoyed this very descriptive Haibun. You're so good at these....Maria Hugs
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/19/2020 9:01:00 AM
Thanks maria
Date: 1/17/2020 6:03:00 AM
Such a feast for the senses......a most wonderful haibun painted with exquisite detail. You really have nailed this form. You make aloneness seem preferable. It can be (like anything) if you embrace it. A FAV for me.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/17/2020 8:37:00 AM
Very much appreciated
Date: 1/16/2020 3:07:00 PM
Sublime read...transport for an enchanting moment. Thx, Pointman.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 1/16/2020 8:03:00 PM
Duly noted, O Pointed One.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/16/2020 3:11:00 PM
I prefer to be called O Pointed One but Pointman isn't bad
Date: 1/15/2020 4:24:00 PM
What Up Jnr Spock This poem should come complete with pictures And be titled Wish you were here Sounds Other Worldly Live long and prosper Fantastic Write
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 1/15/2020 5:19:00 PM
Lol He , He , He Class
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 5:14:00 PM
Ummm.. Vulcan?
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 1/15/2020 4:52:00 PM
Pleasure Pal Danke interesting Where do you hail from Spock Jnr
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 4:35:00 PM
Danke
Date: 1/15/2020 1:20:00 PM
Love the rich and vivid descriptions in this poem, it makes me feel like I'm right there. Although, I could use a break from the snow and frigid temperatures... Beautifully penned, my friend!
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 3:31:00 PM
We're very mild where I am. Quite unusual actually. Thanks Kelly
Date: 1/15/2020 1:11:00 AM
I hear Positano is the place to be when it's settled down....dead and buried burning that little final contract in a fireplace somewhere in brrrr wintry Tuscany...or perhaps a much nicer phrase, "put to bed". Nice touch with the William Henry 1211 Chablis pen...of course, there's always Berlin.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 9:12:00 AM
Lol. We did Vienna 2 years ago, sans rats. Does that count?
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 1/15/2020 7:57:00 AM
True....if true love prevails. But you got to keep the magic flowing with a bit of adventure. Berlin next. A silver rolls royce waits in an alley way behind a hotel, steam choking out it's exhaust fan into the Winter air and there's a rat running around with a bloodstained piece of paper clenched between it's yellow incisors...https://youtu.be/zAUXPkx7gMI
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 7:42:00 AM
Any town is just fine if true love prevails ;)
Date: 1/14/2020 10:08:00 AM
You are adept at irony--and that is one sweet haiku-- kinda wish I had written it [my greatest compliment].
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/14/2020 11:59:00 AM
Interestingly I just edited the haiku yesterday. I originally had eventide for line one but changed it to twilight for five syllables. Thanks much
Date: 1/14/2020 2:51:00 AM
Your "William Henry 1211 Chablis" pen has highlighted a wealth of a setting.. an abundance of luxurious furnishings that belong to a golden past and happy life! A cold weather of winter and heart seasons.. A deserted lonely soul reminiscing about warm and scenty memories.. You have portrayed a stunning work of Art, Life and Love, Son Of Spock! A meticulous interpretation that puts a lot of colour into your portrait! A great pleasure to read! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/14/2020 7:42:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 1/13/2020 9:57:00 AM
This prose is wonderful to read - have never attempted this style of poetry, but truly a wonderful narrative - love the last line. well penned SOS. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 12:32:00 PM
Appreciate the visit
Date: 1/13/2020 3:47:00 AM
Your descriptive storytelling is wonderful to read, Tommy. And I love the Haiku. T.J
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 8:54:00 AM
Very kind Teppo
Date: 1/12/2020 9:35:00 PM
SoS, Such a tortured remnant of battles won and lost in this poem 'Requiem For Love'. -Richard
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 8:54:00 AM
Lost in this case. Thanks richard
Date: 1/12/2020 2:43:00 PM
this haibun form really suits you.Such descriptive and thoughful writing. You do so well with narrative or prose style writing.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/12/2020 3:09:00 PM
I'm working on it. Always striving to improve
Date: 1/12/2020 1:49:00 PM
Oh my goodness where do I start? Your poetry blows me away...your poems breathe upon the pages! Enjoy your weekend! Chantelle:)
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/12/2020 3:08:00 PM
Much thanks
Date: 1/12/2020 6:38:00 AM
Your storytelling can only be matched by a few.. i think a good story always starts with how the scene is set and that is what you do so well.. haibun is not my favourite form, but you did an interesting piece...
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/12/2020 11:38:00 AM
Much appreciated
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