Haiku one hundred and ten.

Hello all!

Well I had a busy day today! I worked at the hotel from 6:30am till 2:30pm. Then went home did some washing, and went to the gym. Then came home, (my lovely partner was home and had made some yummy duck salad, and was drinking with a friend) and got ready for work at the cinema from 6:00pm till 11:15 pm. And then now here I am doing this blog at midnight! Talk about burning the candle at both ends! I’m not sure if there’s any candle left! Oh well it will all be worth in when we go to Malaysia next week, actually this Saturday!

On another note I have started to feel like my haiku go bad when I’m not doing them as part of the ginko class. And even then I thought mine were some of the weakest in the class (group?). Why is it so hard? Why do I make it hard for my self? Why can’t I just relax about it? And why can’t I have more confidence in myself? For goodness sake I’m thirty already, I should have this shit sorted!

as guests arrive

the doorbell calls my name

Lyn-don Lyn-don

grey skies

over the bus stop


always breathless

on this long walk


Thanks for reading!

And I guess you all know my name now!



About El Norto

I write haiku. This is my haiku journal.
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7 Responses to Haiku one hundred and ten.

  1. If it makes you feel better, I think I over-think my haiku a lot of the time too. Nice to put a name with a “voice”.

    • Haiku bear says:

      Ha ha yeah, I was trying to do the whole anonymous thing, but I blew my own cover with that haiku!
      Yes over thinking things is one of my problems. But what I find is at the time my mind gets stuck in a loop, and I can’t think clearly about what ever it is I’m over thinking. I always find that if I come back to it later it’s always obvious what needs to be done!

  2. Yes, I do that too. I walk away from my writing completely for a day or two, then come back and try again. Yesterday your comment about burning the candle at both ends inspired me, so I thought I would share. The smallest weirdest things inspire me.

    Melting Candle

    The wax runs down the candle stick
    and pools in its holder.
    It is burning bright,
    bringing light to the whole house.
    It is hot from working so hard
    and that is why it melts,
    because it is putting its whole self
    into the work that it is doing.
    The candle gives pieces of itself away
    thinking that if it starts to lean
    that someone else will come along
    and give it some support.
    But to the candle’s dismay,
    no one shows up when it starts to lean.
    The candle droops over,
    then breaks, and falls to the table.
    It is hurt and surprised that no one
    was there, or cared to check on it.
    So out of spite,
    it sets the tablecloth on fire.

    ©Symanntha Renn

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