March 17, 2014 § 15 Comments



Ants build great empires

Spiders weave skeins of deceit-

Dead wood brings new life


PS. Just to let you all know that this has probably not turned into a haiku blog! I still intend to publish short stories and flash fiction, but the haiku just keep coming. For now. 🙂

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§ 15 Responses to Flux

  • I love it 🙂
    Haiku is quite addictive once you start isnt it…..I end up posting them quite a lot now…by accident!

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thank you. I noticed you seem to like them too! They are addictive – but more – they are wonderful for capturing a moment of mindfulness! 🙂

  • I’m really struck by the idea of dead wood bringing new life. You have captured something powerful and raw.
    Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone from Virgin Media

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  • Miranda Stone says:

    You have to go where the Muse takes you, Rachael, and right now your Muse wants you to write haiku! This one, to me, perfectly illustrates how a haiku should be. I love the skeins of deceit the spiders weave. Such bustling activity in the dead wood. Fantastic writing, Rachael.

  • Rachael Charmley says:

    Thank you. The insects were all there just waiting to be talked about!

  • Inspiration can take many forms, keep writing! The photo complements your haiku. 🙂

  • Rachael Charmley says:

    And so it does – one of the reasons it’s so liberating! And thank you for the compliment. 🙂

  • there is something very magical about those 17 syllables, a state of being, an appreciation of the now, of precious moments…i could read your Haiku for hours Rachael. i found myself seeing Haiku everywhere for a few eels in December, i simply let the words take me where they wanted.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Yes – composing haiku, for me, seems an extraordinary process, yet deeply embedded in my everyday life. Writing stories, which is what I normally do, is an intense, quite stressful, full-on process, but haiku is totally not. I sit regularly in meditation, and this has helped me appreciate each moment much more easily. It was after a few months of fairly long sitting that the haiku started to come.
      I wonder what the significance/symbolism is of fifteen syllables (and the other forms). I shall check it out.
      PS. So pleased you’re enjoying my efforts.

  • a few **weeks**, sorry lol

  • SirenaTales says:

    Agree with whocouldknowthen-I am captivated by these lovely haiku! How intriguing, although not too surprising, to hear that these gems have been flowing (partly) from your meditating practice. Lovely all ’round. Thank you. Xo

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