Grow Over The Wall

09 Jan

      It has always been hard for me to describe the birth and the growth of three sons. They,  became so entwined in my birth, that all I could do was to enjoy their wrapping around me; until we let each other go, with love unharmed.

Child like seedling small

Born in the soil of mother

Grow over the wall.


Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Children, Haibun Poetry, Pine Cone Diaries, Zen


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14 responses to “Grow Over The Wall

  1. Grace

    January 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful, the heart of a proud and loving father ~

    Liked by 1 person

  2. frankhubeny

    January 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    So you were one of a set of triplets or had two brothers? Siblings do let each other go, hopefully unharmed, and so do parents and children.

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  3. purplepeninportland

    January 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Haiku ended this piece beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. dsnake1

    January 10, 2017 at 6:20 am

    great haibun! simple and down-to-earth.
    but a father’s job is never done. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    January 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Love that you took the memory of your children and not just your own.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Victoria Young

    January 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Glad they made it over the wall.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kathy Reed

    January 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    All entwined…only as a mother can feel 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  8. whippetwisdom

    January 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It is beautiful when you can let each other go with love unharmed, they are blessed with a father like you. I love your closing haiku too and the phrase ‘grow over the wall’ especially.

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  9. C.C.

    January 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    This is so tender-loving, ZQ 🙂 As a mother of three sons, I am moved beyond words by the imagery and feelings you have evoked with this haibun.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ladynyo

    January 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Grown over the wall…..a lovely description of your sons.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Bodhirose

    January 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Very sweet…as it should be as I children “grow over the wall.”

    Liked by 1 person

  12. M

    January 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    whew. mine are nearly 16 and 18, and that wall is getting shorter by the day ~

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Hank Pelaez (@kaykuala)

    January 11, 2017 at 5:57 am


    A seedling it was but just but they grew up fast!


    Liked by 1 person

  14. Truedessa

    January 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I can feel the emotion in your words, you have a deep love for your children

    Liked by 1 person


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