TJ has set a challenge this week to write a haiku about a “lamp” – https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/tjs-household-haiku-challenge-lamp/ .
This immediately made me think about the joke about the drunk and the lamp post, which became:
Drunk and the lamp post.
Looking for some support, not
This felt a little clunky, so I tried again with this version:
Advertises its support
Lighting the journey
I then started thinking about bedside lamps, and all they mean… I am not a subscriber to the romantic view of moths!
Guide through written worlds.
The vanquisher of monsters.
The bringer of moths…
This last one feels more like an idea for a poem, rather than a haiku in itself. Thanks for the inspiration!