For Dverse Halibun haiku(?)


Is it too tense, driven, competitive or anxiety-producing to qualify as a past- time that soothes, refreshes and relaxes  and can I lull you gently with it,  sit in nature and rest with you?  I’m not so grandiose to think that Hayes Spencer will even notice. It’s just that I have an ornery streak and when asked to relax that’s when I really get going!

I’ll give it “invigorating” and “challenging” and it often puts me to sleep right at my computer. Does that count? Then too, one of my blogs is “Relief–Refreshing,” which does calm and refresh. Now I’d better get over to it quick before I get stressed thinking about breaking the rules!  (Or whether I’m going to goof up again trying to post to Dverse,)


my own cubby nest

chirping out birdsong’s delight

being free at last

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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20 Responses to For Dverse Halibun haiku(?)

  1. Ha.. yes I had to correct your link again, no worries it’s a pleasure. Sometimes blogging to relax is a bit of an oxymoron though… it can be quite stressful


  2. Love your haibun Nan. If you didn’t realise, you did link up successfully. I love the chatty way in it was done. Your first paragraph draws one right in and the comfortable, friendly chat throughout is humorous. The haiku is perfect.


  3. I agree that sitting and writing in front of my computer is invigoratingly relaxing : )


  4. kanzensakura says:

    Interesting take on the prompt. You have a great Nan in whatever way you choose! Best regards, Toni Spencer


  5. kanzensakura says:

    Sorry, meant great Day….have a great day. And thank you for participating in the prompt.


  6. Ha! You’re right, writing straightens things out.


  7. Things said in this poem are so true. Good job.


  8. lynn__ says:

    I agree, Nan…writing about writing is either super stimulating or really relaxing 😉


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  10. Mish says:

    You ended with a great visual in the haiku….comfortable in your own nest, chirping to your heart’s content. Lovely.


  11. I find that the more I TRY to concentrate, the harder it is. Relaxations needs a bit of passivity. Loved the haiku.


  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    You are not the only one to fall asleep at the computer sometimes! 🙂 I like a rebellious streak, and I love your chirpy haiku.


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