Friday, April 11, 2008


Nighttime thunderstorms
Rumble through my weary mind
Keeping me awake

Thoughts wash in and out
I can't focus long enough
to clear out my head

My brain is too full
A dryer of tumbling rocks
Banging and shifting

I can't shut if off
They tumble out of my ears
Onto my pillow

Rain taps at the glass
And lulls me to sleep at last
Oh but not for long


Anonymous said...

i love sleeping to rain, but not storms. that i find almost impossible.

MarĂ­a said...

I LOVE it when thunder wakes me up. I know that's weird, but I do.

Scylla said...

What a great Haiku! I feel that way sometimes, just can't get to sleep.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you didn't sleep well, but at least you got a great haiku out of it! (That's me trying to be a Tigger!)

Happy Friday!

dawn klinge said...

Great haiku. Hopefully you'll be able to take a nap today and get some rest ;)

just jamie said...

Kathryn, it's really strange but my brain just hasn't globbed on to reading haikus, so I usually give it a half-assed try, then ... fade out. So today, I saw it first on google reader, and in that format, it jumped out at me. I LOVE IT!

Now I have to go back and really read and absorb your beautiful haiku's.

And, as always, your music is so, so good.

Joyce said...

So sorry you're tired, but that was beautiful 'ku. :)

Ashley said...

Sorry you are tired but that haiku ROCKED! Great job!

Momisodes said...

Oh Kathryn, I'm sorry the storm kept you up. That was a beautiful Haiku though, especially being sleep deprived.
Hope you find rest soon.

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Brittany said...

At least it was RAIN and not SNOW!! yay!!!

the planet of janet said...

lovely 'ku. it's tough to sleep with all that racket...

Head Gaggler said...

Nice Ku. Sorry for the storms keeping you awake.

Anonymous said...

I know just what you mean! Great haiku.

Anonymous said...

That was me yesterday morning. Maybe it moved directly north? I wish you a night full of sleep...and great naps from the boys today.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow-- this was a really great haiku. You certainly have the ability to write! I wouldn't mind a few t-storms and rain on the glass. It's a nice change from snow isn't it :-)

Anonymous said...

Impressive haiku because it's actually very poetic. I kind of miss storms since we don't get many out this way, but I don't really miss that feeling.

storyteller said...

Powerfully, your words
generate imagery
rich enough to feel!

Thanks for visiting
Sacred Ruminations … my
second ‘ku is here ;--)

I do hope tonight
you catch up on 'missing' sleep
and have pleasant dreams !

Hugs and blessings,

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

I'm hearing you... I need sleep. Badly.

Tumblewords: said...

Nice post! Sometimes sleeping is just plain hard work.

Kristen said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear that you are so tired. Hope that you were able to get at least a nap in?

I am going to try and be least it didn't snow. :-)

Have a great weekend!

CC said...


I fall asleep to rain. Almost. every. single. night.

Mom24 said...

Sometimes I feel like you live inside my head! We too, had rain and thunder last night. I loved the metaphor of the dryer...that fits me to a T. Have a wonderful weekend.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

WOW K, they was seriously fantastic. I loved it. Our storms kept me and my son up too - and you know that Last Lecture is still stuck in my head. :O

OHmommy said...

Kathryn... you blew the storms my way. Again. :)

Sweet post.

Danielle said...

Oh I like this one! I often have trouble getting to sleep because of all of the noise of the day still rattling around in my brain. Great 'ku.

Kellan said...

Great Haiku, Kathryn. I think you write the best Haiku's of nearly everyone!!

Have a good weekend - see ya - Kellan

Cara said...

I am glad it rain and not snow. I sometime like rainy nights as long as it not to stormy.

Dana said...

I usually sleep through them. It's only when scared child come into bed that wakes me up.
Better rain than snow.

Burgh Baby said...

Great haiku!

I mailed a little something something today. It should be there soon!

Land of Lovings said...

That was a beautiful Haiku. I really enjoyed it!

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Blog said...

So beautiful.... I love the image of the rain "tap[ping] at the glass" (among other lines) -- beautifully put.... You're evolving into a really great poet.... :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Haiku, Kathryn!

Although I do love a good thunderstorm!

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Julie Pippert said...

Your haiku are always so beautiful.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson