Haiku 02
the sun will set slow
people go home for shelter
sun will rise again


I’m going to compare the selected Haiku to a quote – one of my favourite quotes, in fact – from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The quote is by Dumbledore who in times of distress I find myself looking toward despite him being a fictional character.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling.

Now you might be thinking, “Well, that has nothing to do with the sun, the sun isn’t a means of light that you have control over.” However, to me, the Haiku and that quote are similar.

The sun will set slow – To me this represents the long and hard days by which all of us have to go through. We all have a life, we all have stories and troubles and hard days.

People will go home for shelter – Where better to retreat to after a long day than our home. It’s the place where we should and often do feel safest, our little bubble which shelters us from the harsh reality which exists outside the door.

Kind of depressing, isn’t it? The suns set, darkness creeps in and it’s almost suffocating. Until…

Sun will rise again – And here comes the light, think back to what Dumbledore said, what so many other Philosophers and Optimists say. Tomorrow is a new day, things might still be hard but tomorrow is always there presenting new ways to fight through the challenges life throws at us, new opportunities… Tomorrow gives us another chance.

And for that, I’m grateful.


This post was the 4/10 of the IBMC Challenge:




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