Well, well, well. Thank you ALL for coming out to play Haiku Monday. I think that Troll was the originator of this competition – if so, thank you! It appears as though everyone gets a lot out of this and it does provide such a great playing field for us all to escape to each week. This may explain the early start! On THIS particular episode of Haiku Monday, Nocturnal, we had 22 players and a total of 39 haiku. I was personally challenged and inspired by your musings and had to look up a few things! Google and Wikipedia did not disappoint and provided me with insight into: Crepuscular, Diurnal, Microchiroptera, Echolocation, Moonflowers, and Pallid.
I have before me haiku touching on the following subjects: the moon, dark waters, insomnia, demons, graveyard shifts, love, grizzly bears, feral cats, coffee, booze, raccoons, bats, wolves, insects, coyotes, puppies (awwwwww…..), owls, flowers, cicadas, donkeys, nuns, fantasy, mothers, children, teenagers, wet dreams, and vampires.
Y’all referred to the night as a soft warm shawl, something that keeps secrets and keeps you company, it falls on the horizon, and creates a smaller world.
We had some first timers this round: Queen B (aka Aunt B from my December 30th post), Roland, Susan, and Dutch Boy. Welcome friends!
I am really feeling the pressure now….little Scout has a BIG task ahead. I am heading out on a business road trip tomorrow and will have some windshield time between Atlanta and Ocala to ponder your efforts. My hope is to post the winner when I settle into my hotel room tomorrow night.