Except Through Me


Somnambulation, the scientific term for sleepwalking.  The body plays the lyre, a rhythmic lullaby.  Up at the crack of dawn, up at the seal of night, up and about, always up and coming.  Blown like the papers on absent-minded professor’s desk when he forgets to shut the window.  Moved moving movement as studies are distracted, shutters slamming shut.  And the chessboard now is clear, so God save the queen, vintage scarves and all.  Pawn takes rook.  Eat a donut.  A donut.  A donut.  That’s four donuts.  Snapshot of the nerd sleeping in an overstuffed armchair; game over.

Without Way and Truth
Everything is meaningless.
Life, make me alive.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ramesh Sood
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 01:49:26

    This is beautiful.. lovely..

    Reply

  2. tigerbrite
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:15:08

    Nice. John 14:6

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  3. zongrik
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 11:47:17

    very truthful

    alive on subway senryu

    Reply

  4. Mr. Walker
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 13:18:25

    A very Taoist haiku, from my perspective. I like it.

    Richard

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    • wordcoaster
      Apr 15, 2012 @ 14:11:48

      It does have a very Eastern feel to it–glad you liked it! I was hoping the title would help to pull the whole thing together in a bit of a different way :)

      Reply

  5. Gemma Wiseman
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 15:34:18

    Commanding final plea to see the light! Lovely!

    Reply

  6. Grace
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 16:29:10

    I like the haibun…a reflective post from you today ~

    Reply

  7. MyWordsWhisper
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 15:27:26

    This is beautiful, but I must confess…too deep for me. I will be back to digest it again. Love your haiku.

    Reply

  8. bethtosh
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:33:13

    Your almost stream-of-conciousness way of writing the first section makes the haiku so much more impactful. Love it!

    Reply

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