AnElephantCant swim like a dolphin
He can’t even swim like an otter
But when he sees waves and foam
He feels quite at home
AnElephant is happiest when he is by the water
The Haibun Ligo Challenge is a weekly event now hosted by Pirate and the ever energetic Ese.
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AnElephant’s choice of prompt this week is:
The waxing moon is up, two-thirds full now, climbing slowly, its transparency making it nearly invisible in the lightness of the sky, which is in dramatic contrast to the dark sea below.
It is due east of the rocks where he sits happily, if needlessly, gnawing on the end of his baguette.
The sound of the waves rumbles over the music in his ears, so he switches it off, apologising to Smokey Robinson as he does so.
The warmth of the sun on his back is pleasantly surprising, for it is 4 o’clock and almost mid-November.
On impulse he reaches again for his music, makes a new selection, and listens, entranced, as Luciano Pavarotti builds slowly to the climax of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
His world is truly a place of beauty.
bring exquisite joy
to the simple heart
He wanders out to the end of the Marina, and exchanges pleasantries with a charming man, a Spaniard who lives in Toulon.
When he confesses to his current project, short stories in rhyme for children, he is assured by his new friend that this is a winner.
Everyone spends money on les gosses!
Great fortunes from his writing have so far eluded him with ease, but he knows that in many ways he is rich beyond his dreams.
there is no need
for great wealth
when the soul is nourished