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Haiku: Night and Day

23/09/2015

“Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” Carl Jung

Haiku: Night and Day - the mirage of quick connections

Haiku: Night and Day – the mirage of quick connections

A flight of fancy
Rose tinted glasses glued on
smouldering mirage

Eyes met … across aisles
A plane ride to Jakarta
tall, dark, smoking hot

Glances … back and forth
my coy smile, his wink and wave
Hellos, Names … exchanged

Perhaps you met your beloved on a long flight to heaven knows where or you always imagined what it would be like to connect, just through the eyes, with another soul. Fantasy is healthy for our creative spirit and what we fantasize is often someone’s reality. Enjoy the short moment of this exchange and tell me: Have you had such an experience?

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch

Haiku: Night and Day - the mirage of quick connections

Haiku: Night and Day – the mirage of quick connections

Dinner date arranged
Café at Hotel Mulia
Food, drinks, chat … not more

Touch down and take off
Good food, great conversation
Breakfast date arranged

Good nights, a hug, buss
mirage of quick connections
sweet dreams beckon me

Traveling to other climes can bring us into close encounters with others we might not meet otherwise… When those moments arise, we can explore them or tuck them away and refocus on what holds our attention in the here and now. But, but, but … life is also about those momentary mirages that fill our heads and hearts with bliss; albeit for a short while. Over the years, I’ve met many people on my travels. Mr-tall-dark-smoking-hot-and-smoldering isn’t one of them. We can wait for our prince to show up on his proverbial horse or invent him with our imagination; inventing is a much safer prospect, in my opinion. What about you!? Who have you met on your travels?
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“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” Albert Einstein

Haiku: Night and Day - the mirage of quick connections

Haiku: Night and Day – the mirage of quick connections

Early morning call
Tall, dark, smoking hot … turns curt
Breakfast. Is. Cancelled!

Just like night and day
Arrivals and departures
Fantasies … don’t last.

I chose to explore the topic of night and day somewhat differently. Relationships are often fraught with such swift changes … love today and hate tomorrow… No, not all relationships but, enough of them for it to be seen as a common occurrence. If you’ve ever had a moment of fantasy about someone you just met, you’d relate to this post. Fantasy feeds our creativity… let it flourish and see where it leads you.

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Night and Day – below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Night and Day Have you ever had an experience that was amazing the first time, but terrible the second time around? Or vice versa? What made it different the second time?

Positive Motivation Tip: Creative promptings happen all the time. Fantasy feeds our creativity… let it flourish

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Dobryna, DeCameron, Jakarta, Farollon Island,Desert mirage, Allegorie der Tulipomanie via Wikipedia and/or from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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75 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/09/2015 1:35 pm

    This was an amazing take on the prompt. The line: Breakfast.Is.Cancelled. – perfection.

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    • 23/09/2015 2:02 pm

      Thank you Frances. I was pleased that I checked in to see the offerings on the WP Daily Prompts, and that my muse was cooperative. I had a blast with it and I thank you for the feedback. ❤

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  2. Izabela permalink
    23/09/2015 2:37 pm

    Great post. I sometimes find myself fantasing about things I’d like to happen. At the end of the day, there is no harm in that.

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  3. Michelle de Guzman permalink
    23/09/2015 3:55 pm

    I really enjoyed the uniqueness of this post. I love your picture collages and Haikus. Thank you

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  4. espacularaiesa1 permalink
    23/09/2015 4:07 pm

    This is a perfect post. Such such thought provoking words and pictures.

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  5. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    23/09/2015 4:17 pm

    I really like how you applied the idea of Night and Day to our daily relationships. Some days I really do feel like it is exactly that! lol I am guilty of expecting similair outcomes to similair events and sometimes I am completely surprised. There is always an element of surprise involved when it comes to humans? 🙂

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  6. Masshole Mommy permalink
    23/09/2015 4:24 pm

    I am sure I have had great experiences the first time and not so great ones the second, but of course I am drawing a blank 🙂

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  7. May permalink
    23/09/2015 5:03 pm

    All the time! It usually has to do with unique foods. The first time I tried snail I loved it and when I had it again, I couldn’t stand it. It was disgusting. I think it’s because of the thrill the first time and after that, it just didn’t appeal to me anymore.

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  8. Claudette Esterine permalink
    23/09/2015 5:45 pm

    Yes, I do agree and love your take on the theme/topic! Very, very interesting. 🙂

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  9. Lisa Nolan permalink
    23/09/2015 6:02 pm

    Such a joy to read Haiku! My mom loved to write them! Very inspiring! Love the pictures!

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  10. Liz Mays permalink
    23/09/2015 6:55 pm

    I think it’s definitely good to let the imagination run wild.I think that’s what happens with lots of crushes in the first place. You fall in love with your own idea of the person more the actual person.

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  11. maggiesblog2 permalink
    23/09/2015 6:55 pm

    Great haiku! I envy you being able to write poetry like that!

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  12. Esme Sy permalink
    23/09/2015 7:20 pm

    These are great haikus. I love Night and Day haiku and how you linked it with relationships.

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  13. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide permalink
    23/09/2015 7:34 pm

    I’ve met some amazing people on my travels. Most importantly, I think I meet more and more of myself every time I go away!

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  14. tara pittman permalink
    23/09/2015 9:07 pm

    I like your poems. The pictures are cool to look at too.

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  15. Joely Smith permalink
    23/09/2015 9:27 pm

    I think when fantasies come true they can never live up to one’s imagination or expectation – to live the fantasy is to ruin the fantasy. Lovely images, reminds me of many books I read as a youngster.

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  16. Michele permalink
    23/09/2015 9:28 pm

    Fantasy is why most, women at least love historical romances–or romances in general and men love thrillers. In their minds they become those characters if only for a moment in time.

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  17. miss (@thedealmatch) permalink
    23/09/2015 10:05 pm

    Jakarta.. I’ve been to Jakarta. It’s a busy city, very hot and humid. Traffic is bad too

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  18. Jenn @ EngineerMommy permalink
    24/09/2015 3:32 am

    Interesting take! I totally love how you related the ideas to common relationship issues!

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  19. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    24/09/2015 4:51 am

    Fantasy is the fuel that fires the writer. I admire great writers who have created wonderful novels. They must have been great dreamers when they were children.

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  20. Acadiana'sThriftyMom permalink
    24/09/2015 7:10 am

    These are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  21. Shannon P permalink
    24/09/2015 7:54 am

    I am so shy on the plane, I never try to make conversation around me! I should start being more adventurous!

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  22. Jeanine permalink
    24/09/2015 7:55 am

    These daily prompts are so fun. I enjoyed reading this one, great take..and great photos!

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  23. jamdaquio permalink
    24/09/2015 8:25 am

    Nice. I’m relating to this. I met someone while I was travelling and to be honest, Like an alcohol, as I went back home, I got thoughts of hangover about that encounter. Loving that day… hating that tomorrow.

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  24. tumandok permalink
    24/09/2015 9:14 am

    This is what I long for, this kind of poem or poetry writing, haiku. The theme that you;ve chosen is of big importance if the one reading it so understands it. – Gil Camporazo

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  25. sacha permalink
    24/09/2015 9:24 am

    I love this post, carl was amazing. The thing with reality is that, is based on belief and perception so my question remains. What is real?

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  26. thewomentalk permalink
    24/09/2015 10:29 am

    So many times. If we have a great experience the first time, our expectations even go higher the second time around. But when we don’t experience the same thing next time around, it’s all disappointment. Absolutely beautiful thoughts on the prompt.

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  27. Shaylee permalink
    24/09/2015 10:46 am

    These are wonderfully written 🙂

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  28. Rocio Chavez permalink
    24/09/2015 11:39 am

    look at you, love what you did with the night and day theme and agree your analogy to romantic relationships – totally spot on 😀

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  29. Ms. Katrina permalink
    24/09/2015 4:01 pm

    I would probably travel more if I had someone to travel with…but maybe if I travel more, I’ll find somebody…

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  30. May permalink
    24/09/2015 5:37 pm

    Very interesting take on day & night! Fantasy is fun and creative. It allows you to think beyond what’s possible.

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  31. Emma Spellman permalink
    24/09/2015 11:37 pm

    I love Haiku’s! It’s like telling an entire story in a matter of seconds to me.

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  32. Karla | karlaroundtheworld permalink
    24/09/2015 11:41 pm

    This is something I can very much relate to. Meeting someone… hellos exchanged. Brief seconds of opportunity. Forming friendship, through the years… and then just like day and night and just like how fast our “connection” started… it ends. Then a new cycle begins.

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  33. Jason Panuelos permalink
    25/09/2015 3:21 am

    I love how night and day signify balance in life. They’re complete opposites but they make life beautiful 😀

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  34. The L's Mum permalink
    25/09/2015 3:23 am

    I can see your connection of night and day to relationships. There are bright times and dark times in most relationships.

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  35. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    25/09/2015 5:41 am

    Lovely haikus. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Jojo Vito permalink
    25/09/2015 6:26 am

    beautiful contrast on night and day…as one saying goes, we need darkness to appreciate the light 🙂

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  37. Anne V permalink
    25/09/2015 6:55 am

    Fantasies don’t last. Night is usually when the fantasies start and the day brings forth reality which ends those thoughts that began. Sometimes the night brings on courage to take huge leaps, and when the day arrives, it’s when we have to face the consequence of the choices we made the last evening. Night and day makes me think of my rebellious years, when I made decisions at night in the spur of the moment, a lot of regrets to face the next day haha!

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  38. Nova permalink
    25/09/2015 7:20 am

    Yes, truly…not sure why it happened but I guess it happened that way so we won’t be discouraged?

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  39. Rosey permalink
    25/09/2015 7:47 am

    Fantasy is great for our creative spirit. I was decorating like crazy in a dream last night. I’m not really a decorator, so that was fun!

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  40. Fred permalink
    25/09/2015 8:14 am

    I liked that haiku about the glances. So short yet so full of meaning. I also liked that haiku about touchdown and take off. Who would have thought you can tell that story in haiku form? – Fred

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  41. LizZ H. permalink
    25/09/2015 10:08 am

    Although, I don’t quite get poetry or Haiku’s for that matter. This was very beautiful sounding in my head.

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  42. violetaloredana permalink
    25/09/2015 10:29 am

    I too believe that fantasy helps us enjoy life better. Loved Einstein’s quote (“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”) And yes, a world without fantasy would be a sadder world.

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  43. Celeste permalink
    25/09/2015 12:27 pm

    Being a teacher, I had tons of great first experiences and not so much the second time. And sometimes vice versa

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  44. Cheryl F. permalink
    25/09/2015 3:32 pm

    Fantasy feeds our creativity – indeed! And it is sometimes the reason why feelings towards the opposite grow too fast.

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  45. Fernando Ceballos Lachica permalink
    25/09/2015 7:45 pm

    I also write Haiku poem and really love the style. The day and night haiku interprets so lovely for a poet. More readers could learn from it.

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  46. PrayerFull Mum permalink
    26/09/2015 12:27 am

    Wonderfully created Haiku(s). The contrast made between the Night and Day is on point!

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  47. franckxethee permalink
    26/09/2015 1:01 am

    I like the irony of night and day. Each having its own unique charm.

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  48. sinyees permalink
    26/09/2015 3:14 am

    It requires a deep thinking and multiple times of reading before I can fully understand the writing. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    26/09/2015 3:42 am

    The concept of day and night is so amazing itself and poem on Haiku is so meaningful with much in-depth thoughts.

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  50. Ling permalink
    26/09/2015 6:46 am

    Great play of words. Oh dear, how disappointing it can be. But life is such – if it is not meant to be, a quick exit is better, I think 🙂

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  51. rogershipp permalink
    26/09/2015 4:27 pm

    WELL DONE! What a great take on the prompt.

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  52. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    26/09/2015 8:41 pm

    Brilliant! You can summarize your travel in haiku. Thumbs up. Do you like Jakarta? Its near my country. Asia is very much different and chaotic hehehe than in US. Hope you have a pleasant trip.

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  53. Girl, Unspotted permalink
    27/09/2015 2:38 am

    “…arrivals and departures
    fantasies don’t last”

    Pretty much sums up life. Nothing is ever constant.

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  54. Roxi Santiago permalink
    27/09/2015 10:51 pm

    Beautiful haiku. Something wonderful the first time and was terrible the next? Some aspects of motherhood for me were like that. But we find beauty in challenges.

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  55. phyliciamarie permalink
    28/09/2015 2:53 am

    I actually interpreted your night and day haikus like Summer Flings that don’t last. Like say some relationships made during quick travels are just that, fleeting.

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  56. Anna permalink
    28/09/2015 5:49 am

    I really admire you for having the gift of writing poetry. Kudos!

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  57. joskibyrne permalink
    29/09/2015 12:46 am

    Yep I can totally relate, Travelling around the world has had a profound influence on me in my life,

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  58. Anushree permalink
    29/09/2015 1:37 am

    this is a great idea . I have heard about Haikus before but this one is great x

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