Good morning. It’s just after 5 am here in Colorado, my favorite time of day. Why? Because it’s that time when the world is often at its quietest. I’m almost always the only one up around here at this time, except maybe for a few birds and the odd neighbor getting ready for the early shift. You can see from the above photo some of my favorite early morning things. Since Fishy chose me to be the winner of this week’s Haiku Monday, I get to choose next week’s theme, and there you have it.
We live in a loud world. Even in the most remote places on the planet, the sounds of our mechanized society intrude. We are forgetting how to be quiet and how to be IN quiet. For this next challenge, let me know how you feel about this. Do you, like me, often crave a quiet place or a moment with no talking or beeping or clicking things? Or does too much quiet make you nervous? Are you afraid to be alone with yourself without the distraction of noise? Whatever your reaction to the quiet times, I hope you’ll share it here with us. Below are the basic rules:
Please remember the 5-7-5 syllable format, and also kireji the cutting word which connects two thoughts and,
kigo, a seasonal reference.
Points are given for all of the above and bonus points for clever interpretation of the theme. Visuals are optional but, I’m a shutter bug and a great pairing of visual image and written description is always appreciated.
Please post your entries in the comment section of this post with an “I’m up!” notice if you have posted on your own blog with visuals so we will know to come have a look, and put in a link back here for your readers. Play is open until midnight on Monday, August 19, Mountain Daylight Time. I’ll be out of pocket all day on Tuesday, but promise to notify the winner ASAP after that.
I look forward to all of your creativity!