New Years Day, 2016 – according to the calendar. Three micro-poems which might or might not be haiku. I offer them as they landed. The first one is a selfie and makes me chuckle. The last – well, if you’ve experienced an Australian morning you’ll know about the predawn antics of the rowdy kookaburras… In between, a quiet reflection on – how it is.
the caged bird long flown
an old woman waters flowers
time forgets to tick
abandoned at last
by meaning and purpose
I sit with my tea
3am – seems they know
it’s the dawn of a New Year
Image: Gerrit Dou, Old Woman with a Jug at Window, c 1660 – 1665
Oil on Panel, 28.3 x 22.8
Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna
15 thoughts on “time forgets to tick”
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense
Hariod – you should be careful, you’ll have a whole gaggle of zenners following you with that kind of profundity pouring from your pen! 🙂
Just having a giggle after your “kookabloodyburras” line ML. H ❤
“kookabloodyburras” – having listened to them on YouTube, I know what you mean
Like a bunch of mad monkeys in concert with a crazy cackling witch out of Grimm’s Tales!
Thank you! So true.
Much love in this apparent new year.
Isn’t it interesting how we play along with these myths … still, it’s all a good excuse for love-exchange! Bucket-loads to you dear Amrita. ❤
I feel you are allone this New Year time, I’m often alone too. Maybe that’s company for you…
Nice typo Tiramit. 😉
Well spotted H – and spot on too! 😉
Yes. interesting Hariod, now that you mention it…
Thank you dear Tiramit – I feel your gentle company. I am alone, yes. But not lonely. The silly season is a great time for retreat!
I wish you sturdy health, love and blessings for 2016. ❤
All three are splendid! I was thinking about trying my hand just today at some haiku, but after staring at my keyboard for awhile, I felt that the letters were alright just as they were, they didn’t require my manipulations, so decided a nap would be time better spent. 😉
Your comment make me chuckle dear Bob. It almost brought on a haiku, but I too need a lie-down… ❤
Hehe . . .;)