I’m Still Here…

Hello everyone. It seems that about this time of year I come to realize that the other ventures, hobbies, and activities that captivate my time have taken me away from these posts for too long. Rest assured, I am still here and am still working on Lyra Rayne: Deal with the Devil and a number of other mentioned projects.

I want to take the time now to discuss a realization I came to the other day. I’ve mentioned before that I am a gamer, and one of the games that I am absolutely in love with is Ghost of Tsushima. I find it a rather masterful portrayal of feudal Japanese culture and those warrior poets, the Samurai. I love it. I particularly find the Haiku moments in the game to be exceedingly calming and refreshing. For those of you who may not know what I am referring to, here is an example of the Haiku from the game.

Anyway, it got me thinking… I’m not a poet by nature, but if I enjoy the process of these moments in the game, can I then find the same serenity for myself. I went out yesterday with a small notebook in hand on one of the local nature trails, seeking out my own inspiration. The result was six Haiku poems inspired by the autumn landscape all around me. I sat and peered into the morning sun settling upon the golden canopies. I listened to the birds playing all around. And I did find that same sense of calm, peace, and just a hint of sadness that I so love experiencing in the game.

As such, I would like to share these with you here. As I try to make this a weekly exercise, I will post these under the heading My Haiku, beginning with the first autumn themed Haiku below. I hope you enjoy, and keep an eye out for more changes going forward. Including the coming chapter by chapter release on this site of my private investigator, Mort.

My Haiku

Darkened Tendrils Reach
Wreathed in Failing Golden Hue
Grasping for the Sun

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