Haiku – "Lamp"

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:

Sodium buzz-glow
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!


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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

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