Dress rehearsal, first production, the five and six year-olds see the stage set-up for the first time, the props, the scenery. Songs forgotten, they go around touching things. Chaos.
stage right —
a mother hen
of children’s eyes
But slowly out of chaos comes performance to melt hearts.
the clear bell
of a child’s voice
parents’ eyes brim
for the picture prompt at http://haibunthinking.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/haibun-thinking-week-13-april-15th-2014/