Lingering Day

Evening Pavement

Some days I get out of bed and all the night’s rest must have organized something because things appear obvious at least the things that I am aware of. There is much that I am not aware of and that by default isn’t clear because I am not even aware of it.

That lack of clarity is also a good thing. It gives me reason to go to sleep again tonight, trust the muse to do whatever she wants, so I can awaken with a new present, painful or not. And if there should be pain, I will be searching through whatever opportunity sorrow provides to find joy.


Text: Linked to dVerse Haibun Monday. Victoria C. Slotto is hosting with the theme of “lingering day”.

Photos: “Evening Pavement”, above, and “Sunset over Green Bay”, below.

Sunset over Green Bay

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

50 thoughts on “Lingering Day”

  1. Admiring your attitude towards life, you just roll with the punches, through good and bad times ~ Your sleep is also a gift, restful so that your muse is also refreshed ~

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  2. Your haiku seems to seal the peaceful reflective feeling of this. I enjoyed this line: “ There is much that I am not aware of and that by default isn’t clear because I am not even aware of it.”

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  3. Very nice Frank, there’s a touch of Donald Rumsfeld’s ‘known unknowns’ in the first paragraph that made me smile. But what a mystery it is that while we sleep something works away – the muse? our subconscious? and the new day brings resolution – or as you say a new present.

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    1. I hadn’t thought of Rumsfeld, but that is an interesting interpretation. I like to call that unknown agent a “muse” or an “imaginary friend” because people generally don’t believe they exist. Perhaps I don’t either. It’s affirming the unknown as powerful and that morning clarity comes from somewhere. Thank you, Peter!


  4. “searching through whatever opportunity sorrow provides to find joy” this is so true and not everyone understands it – I am sure I don’t react accordingly and wallow in grief too long or give in – but I do believe the meaning of this and often time and space can help us see the reason for times that are sad or rough.

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