three haiku from cloud mountain hermitage

by miriam louisa

At the beginning of this month I moved into an old (but beautifully renovated) farm cottage on Kiels Mountain, on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland, Australia. It is high enough to attract rain and mist, which are welcome visitors so far as the rainforest and its inhabitants are concerned.

Kiels Mountain rainforest hermitage

And in spite of being only a few kilometers from local villages, the beach and coastal busyness, it has the feel of remoteness. It is my Cloud Mountain, and I am a happy hermit. In my morning scribblings, haiku begin to appear:

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Mistiness in close -
drowning out my loneliness,
a Currawong choir.

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Lost; an innocent
here, in spacious aloneness -
something Wild finds me.

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Alone in the bush,
befriended by Beingness,
I stop asking why.

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