3.20.2011

Haiku Monday: Sleep



a little like death
defenseless hemispheres wait
for birdsong alarm


according to the
circadian rhythm
siesta at two



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12 Comments:

Blogger Boxer said...

Your first one breaks my heart in many directions, your second gives me hope. I guess that's the way it goes? And the visual I'm taking with me. I love it.

Happy Haiku Monday on Sunday.

(I bet you wrote this on Friday.)

6:42 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

What "diplomatic row" between Mex and France?

Lovin' the "defenseless hemispheres"
--very good, Pup.

7:06 PM  
Blogger moi said...

Yup, your first one is a most superlative haiku. The second one makes me wish I could nap. I'm intrigued as well by this diplomatic row.

Happy Haiku Monday! (It's Monday somewhere, right?).

7:16 PM  
Blogger dianne said...

I love your first haiku, it is very clever ...'yes, 'defenseless hemispheres' when we sleep, our dreams can take us anywhere and I awake every morning to the songs of birds. :)

xoxoxo ♡

4:50 AM  
Blogger foam said...

your first one is my favorite. i read it the way dianne reads it.
the second one brought a chuckle.
my circadian rhythm tells me i ought to be napping a 2 pm also. alas, i'm in class.

5:15 AM  
Blogger foam said...

love the visual, btw ..
that's what a feel like doing to parents who let their children through nonstop tantrums outside.

5:19 AM  
Blogger foam said...

oops .. throw .. tsk .. :)

5:19 AM  
Blogger fishy said...

" birdsong alarm"

absolutely excellent.
Smart too :-)

6:51 AM  
Blogger xl said...

The first one is very good. As is the companion illustration.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Troll said...

I really like the first one. Happy Haiku Monday!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Intuitive Eggplant said...

Your first one brought to mind the devastation in Japan and how defenseless we all are (in whichever hemisphere) in the face of natural, and nuclear, disasters on such a scale. But I guess “birdsong alarm” only helps in coal mines . . .

Happy Haiku Monday,
eggy

5:38 PM  
Blogger Karl said...

Good afternoon K9,

You're right, once those cicadas start chirp'n, nobody gets any sleep.

Sorry I'm late. I like them both.

12:25 PM  

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