A POEM A DAY - DREAM WRITING




I am posting this odd haiku today as I am fascinated by the process by which it came into my mind. I am often awake in the night, affected by insomnia but also woken by my breathing and then kept awake by the stimulant effect of asthma medication. During these semi awake hours my mind plays with poetry, sometimes I remember the lines in the morning or more often they are lost. This morning I woke with this haiku already written, I am not aware of thinking of the subject, playing with the words, counting syllables, it arrived in my mind fully formed. I am fascinated by this process, how our brain works during sleep, what creative thought we are capable of whilst sleeping. 

Bats are common in my area, they flit around my roof terrace at dusk and around the campo in Summer. I have even had a bat fly into my house, down the stairs, around the living room and back up the stairs again where my smallest daughter shooed it out. However I don't think I need a therapist to imagine the meaning of the haiku, I am sure it is influenced by my anxiety over the Corona virus and my newborn grandchildren and the stories I have read of it first occurring in bats. I will try now to be more aware of my dream thoughts. 

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