Too Dark to Read – Haiku – August 26, 2015

Nightfall,
too dark to read the page
too cold.

© Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

This haiku particularly fit in with my long weekend in Sluderno (Italy) .  Once the sun went down, we only had candle and campfire light.  We sat huddled in our heavy wool cloaks, talking and joking just relaxing after a long day under the public eye … every once in a while a fire-eater from the camp in front of ours practised some of his tricks … it was like an odd flash of lightning flaming off in the night.

cold nights
the stars seemed close enough
to read the future
© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem Utabukuro #8

I’m add this haiku here because whilst I was writing it my time ran out to link-up:

[Lake Tana]
heart of Ethiopia
rumble at sunset

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #803 Lake Tana

11 thoughts on “Too Dark to Read – Haiku – August 26, 2015

  1. Jen told me about the mediaeval re-enactment (if that’s the right term?) that you took part in – I must admit I was quite jealous 🙂

    And what wonderful images you brought back!
    “every once in a while a fire-eater from the camp in front of ours practised some of his tricks … it was like an odd flash of lightning flaming off in the night.”
    The haiku too is wonderful – reaching from the past into the future. I think this post might have been turned into a really fine haibun 🙂

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    • Thanks Blake .. yes medieval re-enactment is what we call it and it’s a great way to pass a few days out of the box … Not so good for making photos though, cameras weren’t invented yet … hope you can visit one day … they’re really the thing in England I hear … but I’m not sure about the U.S. and Canada .. but I think they have some re-enactments there too.

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