Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

The exercise:

Two haiku about: sleep.

Looks like I spoke too soon yesterday, as we got a taste of hail here this morning. It wasn't nearly as bad as the one that hit us last year (something like 70% of the apples got damaged), as initial estimates put it around 20%.

Being at the mercy of this year's remarkable weather is... frustrating, to say the least.


Morning approaches
while I stare at the ceiling;
sleep is far away.

*     *     *

Not enough hours
in the week, must keep going.
Wake facedown in lunch.


Greg said...

Hail in summer does seem wrong somehow, especially up there in the desert. I hope the apples aren't too badly damaged. How much more growing time have they got to recover? I'm pretty certain August is the start of the apple harvest over here.
I like your second haiku better today, simply because I'm expecting that to happen to me soon. According to the calendar I had a half-day holiday less than a month ago, and I can't remember it. I think I might have been working for some of it o.O

Princess is snoring;
Prince Charming turns up his nose,
Goes back to his horse.


I'll sleep when I'm dead
The afterlife sounds boring
As our priest tells it....

Marc said...

Greg - we have a few earlier varieties that should be ripe within a couple of weeks, but the majority of the apples will be ready starting late September.

Hah, I quite like your first one. Can just imagine that happening :D

Morrigan Aoife said...

In my mind the bouncers name is "Henri" so ya'll two guys have fun picturing that little scene


The thick bouncer smiled
His punch came out of no where
Nighty Night, Sleep Tight

Gator! Hiss! Roar! Snap!
But rolled over on his back
He’s out like a light!

Marc said...

Morrigan - hah, yes, that does sound like something Henri would manage to do.

Fun second haiku too :D