Haibun: Mud Puddles

Ligo Haibun Challenge – Choose Your Quote

My choice:  The World is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderul – E.E. Cummings

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Mud Puddles

When I was little, I loved the rain, because there were lots of lovely puddles to splash in with my red rubber boots!  I walked to school, back then it was common, my school was no more than three blocks from my house.

In autumn and spring, it rained a lot, so even on mornings when the sun came out, I still wore my boots carrying my shoes in a cloth bag inside my book bag, umbrella on my arm. When it did rain, my friend Helen and I would try to see who could make the biggest splashes!  First with one foot, then jumping in with both feet!  Oh, what wonderful fountains of water we made.

When I studied E.E. Cummings in high school, I thought back on those days and realized he was so right, when I’m happy: “The World is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful!”

splash in mud puddles
delight in rain bows
keep your heart young