Haiku: From Dusk to Dawn
The sky is a source of inspiration to many. It's infinite depth brings mystery and contemplation of God's existence. The magical light of the full moon inspires romance and is said to enhance mood and creativity. Sailors use the stars for navigation at sea, and pre-historic people used the stars, moon, and sun as primitive clocks and calendars. Clouds help us predict weather and dreamily fill our imaginations on lazy days. The glorious colors of sunrise and sunset and the Northern Lights of Aurora Borealis attract audiences to nature's greatest shows, inspiring painters, writers, and photographers alike.
Jupiter and Venus
The sky has many moods which may be the reason we are so emotionally affected by it. Night's star-filled sky is magical, and the moonlight is serene and romantic. The yearly Perseid Meteor Showers in mid-August, the occasional eclipse of the sun or moon, and the rarer sighting of a comet like the Hale-Bopp in 1997 are spectacular visual phenomenon that we never forget.
The night sky, on the other hand, can be foreboding. I often think of darkness as a heavy cape of psychic claustrophobia. Unless I am outdoors in the great wide open or have a window opened, I dislike the night. It is sweet morning's light that restores my peace. I have expressed these feeling in my haiku verses. I hope you enjoy them!
Upward flames lick the sky
Soon snuffed by darkness.
my anxiety awakens.
Owl, be vigilant!
Last night's majesty,
A sea of diamonds
Erased by sunrise!
Dawn's rosy fingers
Coax the night time's swift retreat.
Songbirds claim the sky.
The star-filled sky is magical, serene, and romantic.
© 2012 Catherine Tally
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