Waiting – A Haibun

We all wait for something every day.  Whether it’s the coffee brewing or standing in line at the grocery store.  It’s a way of life, and to me, it is not a big deal, but many can’t abide waiting.

I have plenty of patience and never more so than when I was pregnant.  The wait of nine months was an incredible journey of learning!  Each trimester having its own special identity and feeling. Then at the end is priceless and precious gift!


Lady in Waiting

For the birth of her baby

Serenely content


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to DVerse Poets Haibun Monday – Waiting – Hosted by Imelda

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  39 comments for “Waiting – A Haibun

  1. November 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    LOVE your haibun, Christine. What a special time of waiting, bonding, preparing! I’ve had five pregnancies, five sons…each one a precious blessing.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 30, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you Lynn! You know exactly what I meant 🙂💕
      5 boys … wow!

  2. November 28, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Ah, indeed! Your post reminds me of my own waiting time when I was expecting.
    Those nine months are most exciting indeed. From the first weeks, I would already wonder how the baby looks like and such. Towards the end of the pregnancy, I felt that the days could not come soon enough. What a lovely time it was. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Thank you Imelda 🙂 I’m happy it resonated with you.

  3. November 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I am late to get around reading the haibuns Christine, but I really like what you’ve written! I had 3 such waiting experiences, and I LOVE the results… 😉

    • Christine Bolton
      November 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much Rob. I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  4. November 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    This is such a precious process… and a wonderful gift in the end.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 28, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Bjorn 🙂

  5. November 27, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Love this I felt the same way and its the way poems often happen for me – this kind of waiting is not even waiting – its more like a happening in slo-mo

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Yes so true! I’m happy you could connect with it Christine 🙂💕

  6. November 27, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    The bliss of waiting for the child to be born is priceless. Good that you have the gift of patience!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Ah yes, patience took many years to master 🙂💕 thanks for reading Grace

  7. November 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    That is a good time for patience.

  8. November 26, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    A wonderful haibun. Good things come to those who wait… especially pregnant moms!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you 😊

  9. November 26, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Seems to me that last trimester I couldn’t wait for the pregnancy to be over, lol.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2018 at 7:50 am

      Lol 🙂 You were not alone! They say every pregnancy is different 💕

      • November 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

        My mother had six babies- she said she could tell the personality of the child by the pregnancy – each one so different

      • Christine Bolton
        November 27, 2018 at 9:11 am

        Wow, that’s amazing 🙂💕

  10. November 26, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    That was so beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2018 at 7:51 am

      Aww thanks Jae-lyn 🙂💕

      • November 27, 2018 at 9:41 am

        You’re welcome. 😊

      • November 27, 2018 at 6:03 pm

        You’re welcome. ☺

  11. November 26, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Oh wonderful Haibun Christine! This is a great take on the word waiting. Each pregnancy also so different yet similar and the waiting really develops the bond with baby. I love your Haibun so much

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Thank you Gina ❤️

  12. November 26, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I love the way you capture the time of pregnancy, very different from the excitement of birth but incredibly beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I’m sure many will relate. The first few months were exciting, the next three were sheer contentment, the last three were just full of activity! I loved every moment ❤️

  13. November 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Beautiful haibun Christine. Miracle of birth, precious indeed, my youngest is 52. It was long, long ago for me. My oldest is 55.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Oh my gosh how wonderful you are! An amazing, sweet lady ❤️

  14. November 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Such a lovely post, Christine! What a beautiful experience to compare life to. Everything just pales in comparison. Would make people feel petty for whining about silly queues.🤗

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks Jordy. My original thought was to write about the poor souls waiting to get into the country down on the CA/Mexican border. It makes me so sad to see what happened there yesterday so I had to think of something more cheerful ❤️

      • November 26, 2018 at 8:56 pm

        Oh yes, it is horrible! Politics suck! And imagine if there are pregenant mom’s, which I am sure there are. Horrific! 🤗🙏

      • Christine Bolton
        November 27, 2018 at 7:51 am

        Just dreadful. Another black eye for the US 😔

  15. November 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    That is a sweet post. Waiting has it’s own reward. And after waiting for 9 months, a miracle! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you Sadje! I know you can relate. So long ago but you never forget that feeling. ❤️

      • November 26, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        Yes, it was a long time, as my youngest is turning 27 this week.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        Yes my son turned 35 last week! Hard to believe ❤️

      • November 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        Yes, time flies.

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