January 6, 2020 by petrujviljoen

Her journey brought her to the first stone. That’s where the tracks ended. Where the wolves went, she does not yet know. Except for the line of stones the veld was devoid.

The wizened woman, the waif, told her this is where she would … ‘’This is where … this is … this …’’

Tired and at a loss she scanned the horison while dusk ‘’ … be there at dusk. There’ll be wind … The wind …’’ still at the first stone the earth’s turning became a physical sensation; she nearly fell … the wind blew all words and thoughts to flatten the grass and she knew to walk the line of stones to the end to

meet the rising moon –
yelp of the wolf a


Linked to Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge

and to Dverse Poets Haibun Monday


26 thoughts on “Journey

  1. […] the yelp of a wolf as the mewl of my […]

  2. susanmehr says:

    There are times one just follows the stones when its too hard to think. Nice picture. Well, penned sentiment.

  3. ladynyo says:

    wow….this would keep me reading. perhaps the ley lines here are involved? In any case, I would like more, more, more.

  4. lillian says:

    A mythical write.

  5. Jules says:

    The beginning of a heroes journey. 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Petru J. VilJoen’s latest #haibun for #dVersePoets #HaibunMonday and my own #haikai challenge!

  7. msjadeli says:

    Mystical legends are being made in your poem.

  8. I wonder so much what lays beyond… and maybe that what we all do when we keep travelling on, every step a new beginnning

  9. Sounds like the call of the wild. Reminds me of the ending of Gladiator. If there is an afterlife I’d rather share it with wolves than people.

  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    A mesmerizing write!

  11. gillena cox says:

    Luv the circling mood of this haibun, returning to the beginning and the wabi sabi. What is as it should be; the dawn the wind
    Happy New Year


  12. haunting and vivid!

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