#Verselove April 1 – with Glenda Funk

Terrific teamwork saved this turtle!

Glenda Funk of Idaho is our host today for the first day of #VerseLove at http://www.ethicalela.com. You can read her full post here. She inspires us to write Haibun poems, which combine prose and Haiku poetry. This one was inspired by my trip to South Carolina yesterday to bring my grandson on a fishing adventure today.



On a birthday fishing trip with my grandson, we were booking it to get to water when we spotted a turtle in the passenger side tire path of my lane not booking it to water at his dawdling speed, so we swerved to avoid hitting it, BRAKED HARD, pulled onto the shoulder, and put it in reverse there on the roadside to rescue this traveler caught between the land and the water world ~ like us


we brake for turtles
caught in the crossroads: roadside
reptile rescuers!

Since we were up early this morning, I asked him to write about the experience too – and here is what he wrote. He said, “I even gave it a title, Nana.” I love his title – – and his last line gives the emotional sigh of high-five satisfaction for terrific turtle teamwork.

Aidan’s writing ~ On Turtle Road

5 Replies to “#Verselove April 1 – with Glenda Funk”

  1. Teach Write had a haibun challenge a while back, and I had never heard of it before that. I love mixing prose with poem. I also just finished reading Three Simple Lines by Natalie Goldberg, which is abook about haiku. She talked about this form in it too.

    I love that last line and how he wrote about this experience!
    Thanks for joining us!


  2. Kim, your writing and Aidan’s writings are delightful. I especially like this because you are on the same wavelength. Nana and grandson’s turtle rescue adventure tells of a gift of kindness. I am a lover of the haibun format. I hope you and Aidan will consider strolling over to my blog to read about offering an image poem or separate photo/poem for my newest gallery, Springsations.

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  3. Oh, I love the details here that I hadn’t seen in your poem before. Aiden’s writing is wonderful. “And I even gave it a title, Nana.” Precious. I like the title too, and the way his writing also ends with road.

    Your sweet commentary here made me smile: “high-five satisfaction for terrific turtle teamwork” Yes, indeed! He is always going to remember this.

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