air-borne

 

life force strong but a

puff will scatter fragile seed

sleep…a breath from death

 

 

fragile

image & idea from Carpe Diem

lonely or alone is a choice

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “loneliness” haibun prompt.

 

My husband and I don’t sleep together anymore. Yes, it happened slowly and yet it was by choice…my husband’s but I influenced him. As newlyweds buying furniture, I encouraged him to pick out a recliner but, not wanting to be a “lazy boy” by association, he declined.  

For years, I was a poor sleeper who desperately sought rest. I complained if awakened when hubby worked late (often), rose early (sometimes), or got up during night to check livestock (seasonal). My alert sensory apparatus took intense interest in all these nocturnal comings and goings. Worries about my husband’s apparent workaholism aggravated my insomnia. I was a co-dependent sleeper to a man who had little appreciation for circadian rhythms. 

Fast forward to time our middle son broke his leg and the doctor suggested he sleep in a recliner with his leg raised. I called my husband from the surgery center. “Honey, if you ever  wanted a recliner, now would be the time to buy one. Why don’t you go pick one out?” He did; it would be a life-changing decision.

Our son’s recovery led to my husband’s discovery…that recliner was comfortable! He could fall asleep to a movie without me grumbling about noise in bed. When calving season came, he would get up during the night, check cows, and spend remaining hours of darkness in the chair so as not to wake the queen. It eventually became a habit since we both slept better.

On vacation, camping or otherwise, we enjoy sleeping together…time apart seems to have a “honeymoon effect” when we reunite. And my husband knows he’s welcome to visit anytime!

 

ships pass in the night

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farmer snores in recliner

dear wife sleeps in peace

 

off-beat circadian rhythm

 

waking teenage boy

in morning proves real challenge

he’s wired to sleep sound

after three alarms buzz on

you will find him still snoozing

 

“What time did you go to bed?”  is my first question 🙂  Join Elsie’s weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer.

sleeping with spring

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Anyone can write a poem with magnetic poetry online…try it!

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welcome showers

 

the sound of rain smiles

pattering steady on roof

sleep rolls us over

pitter~patter

Theme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is “power of words”: let the rain kiss you

 

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”   ~Langston Hughes

 

pack to go camping

forecast predicts rain showers

great sleeping weather

 

lavender fields

 

Abbey in France with lavender field-"Sénanque 06" by EmDee

Abbey in France with lavender field-“Sénanque 06” by EmDee

 

Yon lavender fields forever

favorite perfume for supple skin

old clay jars laced with lavendar

mummy wrap fit for Egyptian.

 

flower heads added to bath warm

Yon lavender fields forever

cooking flavor for dish Roman;

this herb is centuries’ treasure.

 

queen’s procurer run shy, never

Victorian women freshen

Yon lavender fields forever

castle floors and drawers of linen.

 

essential oils for young living

de-stress with a drop whenever

smooth on pillowcase for sleeping

Yon lavender fields forever!

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My first attempt at quatern form,  linking to Toads’ lavender prompt.

Yon is a river in the country of France…where lavender is grown.

Quatern Poem: This French form has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas). Each line is comprised of eight syllables. The first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line.

 

vaporous thoughts

 

misty morning haze

more than weather is foggy

sleep deprivation

a lil’ rhyme

 

The moon shines bright

upon this night

such pretty sight

for us to peep.

 

The full moon’s light

makes clouds take flight

outshines starlight

comfort we keep.

 

The moon’s far height

angels’ nightlight

please do not fight

just go to sleep!