Last night I went to bed a t a reasonable time, slept reasonably well and, around 5.30 found myself lying in bed ordering if it was time to get up. It wasn’t, I decided. It was cold, dark and definitely time to go back to sleep. I did this for a while, then decided to get up anyway. It’s now 8.05 and I have already answered my comments and eaten a large plate of scrambled eggs. The egg shortage seems to be over for now and they are a great source of protein and other good stuff.
I note that Derrick Knight is also up and about because he answered my answers to his comments.
I thought I’d knock out a blog post before setting off for work so I don’t need to worry about doing one tonight. I’ve been getting steadily worse at blogging reliably, which is one of the reasons I decided that writing before breakfast might be a good idea.
The new issue of Drifting Sands Haibun (or dsh as it is generally styled) is out now. I am, of course, telling you this, because I have a piece in there and, as it’s an on-line journal, I can provide a link.
I’ve done that dreadful writer thing. Last night I remembered to check if it was on-line, went straight to my own piece. Read it. Read the editor’s comments and started doing something else. Today I read one poem and posted the link on my blog. I think this is one of the reasons I am not writing so freely at the moment – not enough reading. Unfortunately with Christmas and various other things (my talk on medallions is only two months away and I haven’t really got much shape in it yet) my reading time seems limited. I must do something about that.
However, my life is full of good intentions and rather short of actual results.
And on that note, I will potter off to work and pack some parcels.
I seldom go back to sleep at 5.30 🙂
I was distracted by the cookies, but I like the haibun, too. I think that form must concentrate the mind.
Yes, I saw the cookie picture while I was browsing, and I just had to use it. 🙂
Yes, haibun need concentration, and many fail to make the grade.
I too enjoyed the haibun a lot. I think that it is a form to be cherished.
I enjoy writing them. It seems so simple but can be very frustrating to write.
I agree with Laurie, your Autumn Days haibun is beautifully written, as is the descriptive paragraph. Your work has soul.
Thank you Lavinia. 🙂
Your poem is beautifully written and, like all good poems, gets to the heart of things. The same can be said about your descriptive paragraph preceding the poem.
Thank you Laurie. The editor originally asked for a rewritten poem as he didn’t like the first version. He didn’t like the second version either, but took half of each one and we used that. 🙂
Goodness! Worked beautifully.
I’m left with a feeling that it’s not really my work, but it is better as a result. 🙂