Tuesday November 25th, 2014

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the hermit.

That was a much better day. Had a productive morning while Max was with Grandma, shared some yummy leftovers for lunch, and then hung out playing games and watching videos until Kat came home from work.

So of course after he fell asleep at 6pm because he was so tuckered out, he woke up around 9pm and would not go back to sleep. Took probably another two hours before he finally conked out again.

In other news, we are getting a pretty major dump of snow right now. But tomorrow is supposed to be well above freezing, so we'll see how long that lasts.


Just a hut atop
a mountain, they say; but to
him, it's a palace

*     *     *

All day they wonder
what I do; I decline to
return the favor.


Greg said...

That does sound like a much better day than yesterday! And the snow sounds good to me too, but then I'm not expecting any over here this year either... :(
I think I like your second haiku better this week, but it's a close run thing!

The hermit
Hermit in the snow
Overnight frostbite...where did
All my fingers go?

Alone in the world
Even when stood in a mall.
Hermit in his head.

morganna said...

Happy while alone
Absolutely miser-
-able in company.

Up on the mountain
She sits and waits for her
Imminent enlightenment.

Anonymous said...

Secluded in woods,
Hiding from “civility,”
He lives in secret.

For the world is dark,
He prefers to live alone.
The best company.

Marc said...

Greg - I like that your first one rhymes, it brings a certain jauntiness to a rather glum scenario.

Enjoyed your second as well, since I have been there many a time.

Morganna - was that first one about me? I feel like it could have been. At times, anyway :P

Ivybennet - I really like that the first letters in your first haiku spell SHH :D