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.