Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Migration: Haiku

Migratory path
of moon reflected on glass:
sleepless side effect.

I tend to view my temporary bouts with insomnia only from the negative. [How surprising is that? I mean, I'm a card-carrying pessimist and worrier in my waking hours. It can only be amplified with lack of sleep.] Worries can't be tamped down. Aches and pain make getting comfortable impossible. Fretting about how I'll get through the next day without jumping down my kids' annoying people's throats adds to the frustration.

There is a plus, though, and that's getting to watch how the position of the moon plays various light shows throughout the night. And there's also the realization that I have an idea for the One Single Impression prompt.

Here's hoping for a good night's sleep tonight or at least a cloud-free night.

[Photo courtesy ScienceBlogs.com/ChaoticUtopia]


Sherri B. said...

I can so relate to your post...my worries are always amplified at night when I can't sleep. You expressed this beautifully.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Awesome haiku. I've finally decided to begin dealing with my insomnia with getting up and cross-stitching or scrapbooking. Hey, it gets my mind off the worries and if I just lay there, I'll worry more.

S said...

lovely haiku.

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SandyCarlson said...

As I dread the walk upstairs for the sleeplessness to come, I relate to this. Thanks.

Jim said...

Great Patois, why is it that we always have to think of worrisome things when we can't sleep and are in bed?
Sometimes I begin some prayers over persons on my long prayer list and that will put me to sleep before I get to the end.
My rule: If I lay awake over thirty minutes I get up and take things out on the computer (blogs).
Isn't it amazing how those reflections remain, even over the choppy water which often occurs in our lake?

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

hope you were able to get some sleep. I have regular insomnia too. I find doing sudoku puzzles at least clears my mind

Maggie said...

I thank God for the computer to fill many of my sleepless nights.

When I was working ...it was always the night shift and so my internal clock is set to wake at night and grab whatever sleep I can in the daytime.

gabrielle said...

a lovely way to pass a sleepless night

Beth P. said...

Those sleepless nights...when the distractions dim down a bit so we can maybe see what our anxieties are a little more clearly. Along with the moon.

This is beautiful--thank you for it, and your explanation--


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