Monday, January 09, 2012

Haiku Monday - Nocturnal...


someone is awake
somewhere. writing, perhaps, or
just wondering why.
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morning glory sleeps
while moonflower opens to
her night moth feeding.


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night falling on the
horizon, pushes away
last arms of the sun.
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This week's Haiku Monday is hosted by Scout
and she chose the topic - Nocturnal.
Seventeen syllables divided into
three lines of 5-7-5.

Everyone is welcome to play.

10 comments:

Boxer said...

I really love them both, but the second is my favorite. I was thinking a similar thing, but you captured it with "last arms of the sun." I love that!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Moonflower, Moonflower, eat my moths...

Carteach0 said...

Darkness closing in
Creating a smaller world
Alone with my thoughts

chickory said...

very beautiful. i love those moths that are so big they look like birds...and moonflowers? the best fragrance in the world. good luck today!

boneman said...

so....no nocturnal frog dentist?
OK...I can take a hint.
(no I can't)
I'll do it myself...

Jean said...

Boxer, thanks! I actually wrote that line a while ago. Found a place for it in haiku.

JCosmo, isn't it more like they are having sex? pollinating, ya know.

Art, that's lovely and you ought to enter it!

Thanks, Chick. While doing a search for images, I found out those big ones are called hummingbird moths. And, yes, I also love the scent from moonflowers.

Berry, enter your idea!

Curmudgeon said...

I think that first one is a contender if not winner. You need to get cartec to put that one up. It is really great!

Jean said...

Thanks, Curm!
I think I'll go leave him a note at his place.

Jean said...

Now that I look at the top one again, I think I could have used 'working' instead of 'writing'.

Neuse River North Carolina said...

love your post jean..


that was pretty awesome..