Tuesday August 28th, 2012

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the last night on Earth.

Don't bother asking, as I have no idea where that came from.

Kat and I took today completely off, which was very badly needed by both of us. I can't actually remember the last time a day passed that I didn't do any farm work at all.

Tonight we went through the massive pile of baby stuff Kat brought back from Vancouver. A friend with a son, who is now almost four years old, donated and sold at a deep discount a whole load of clothing, blankets, and things whose purposes are currently unknown to us.

Also: a couple of carriers and a stroller. Kind of fun to push that around, even without a baby in it.

Soon, though. Soon.

Mine:

So much unfinished,
much more not started; no thoughts
to accomplishments

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Farewell to you all,
I hope to see you again.
Outer space awaits.

3 comments:

Greg said...

A day off, properly off, is both rare and delicious, I find. I think that means you had your own version of the UK's last bank holiday before Christmas, just a day late :)
Well done on the acquisition of the baby-stuff – you always need more than you expect, and it seems to get ever more expensive!
And you can always push a sack of vegetables around in the stroller to get used to an awkward, crying child :-P
I like your first haiku better this week, as it's more reflective :)

the last night on Earth
A new sun rises
And banishes night from Earth
– no more sleep for us.

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When the Rapture came
I thought I wasn't ready
But Earth's just gone now.

writebite said...

I divorce myself
from the human race, this Earth
relinquishes me

eat, drink, be merry,
ye know not what will come next;
last sun on Earth sets

Marc said...

Greg - hah, I can just see myself pushing around a stroller filled with veggies. I think Kat might be a little concerned by that :P

Really like your first one, it's a neat interpretation of the prompt.

Writebite - two excellent haiku, not sure I can pick a favorite. Love the language in the first in particular though.