Monday, May 21, 2012

Haiku (reflective) - the sun and not-the-sun

2012 annular solar eclipse seen at sunset near buildings
courtesy of
It's Haiku Day for the WordCount 2012 Blogathon, so I took yesterday's (invisible-from-Florida) annular eclipse as inspiration:

Strangest afternoon,
Sun-disk nibbled by the moon -
Hiding in plain sight.

Yes, I know that haiku isn't supposed to rhyme - it just happened...

(annular solar eclipse photo (c)


  1. I really liked your haiku, especially the theme you wrote about. You gave short yet vivid description.

  2. I've never seen an annular eclipse. I have been privileged to see two total solar eclipses. You have captured a lot of the essence of an eclipse.

  3. Lovely Haiku. I like that you blend the eastern (haiku) with the western (language and rhyme), especially since this eclipse was seen around the Pacific Rim.


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