Monday, May 07, 2007

Sleep



dotted in sunlight
a garden creature enchanted
fast asleep

in the garden I
sat waiting for the flowers to bloom
sleeping I missed them


This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath.

23 comments:

Masago said...

I love these. Nicely done. Reminds me of a trip I made to the garden centre last year.

Linda said...

lovely! Where does this fella reside?

blondie said...

the thought of missing life when you sleep... hmmm...

if this is the case, i still want to stay in bed...

:)

Colorful Prose said...

I appreciate the "carpe diem" message of the second.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the message in the second - don't sleepwalk through life.

jem said...

The second one is my favourite. Such a true sentiment - we wait so long for something, then we miss it!

Sandy said...

I like the way your wrote this from both sides. And, I agree with the second one.

Jone said...

Love the photo and the reminder to seize the day. Both are lovely.

Regina Clare Jane said...

I concur with everyone else's comments of the second one- and you put it so simply and beautifully, too! And I love the little creature at the top- he looks so content!

Shrig said...

The Leaning Troll of the Garden! ;) I love this.

polona said...

so many things we miss by not paying attention... nice!

Patois said...

I can't bring anything new to the party here: I liked them both. The whimsical photo is so fun.

get zapped said...

I truly enjoyed your comments. I like how many of you pointed out the "carpe diem" aspect, it's such a good reminder.

Linda- this guy lives inA Lot of Flowers, a cool outdoor garden shop in Fairhaven.

Tammy said...

He is just too cute and delightful haiku.

Kalyan said...

Interesting shot...well done!

inKcognito said...

Heyyyy I loved them both, the pic was an added bonus to the prompt, sleep.

dintoons said...

nice poem... but the guy looks so blissful in his sleep that u dont really feel like blaming him! :o)

AndyDoodler said...

Enchanting poems and pic! and thank you.
I've been told to "wake up and smell the roses"- or was that "coffee"?
I don't drink it- but like the smell of it, and roses.

Ben said...

Thank you for visit and comment on my sketchbook.

Sarah said...

I like these very much, particularly the second, it's a real reminder to stay awake to the world. I also like the photo - where does he (looks like a he) spend his life asleep?

gautami tripathy said...

Zen kind of effect. I am not surprised..:D

megan said...

yes, along with the others...great job of illustrating exactly what we do...sit & wait for tomorrow until we wake up & realize it was yesterday. Nicely done.

Pod said...

i have missed many things through sleep! ;0)