Lockdown Diaries: Day 48 (Serenity)

Locked Down in London, Day 48: Overworked

So I worked 3 hours extra today, and then despite of the fact that tomorrow is a bank holiday, I had to agree to work tomorrow as well, to meet all those people’s deadlines who have forgotten that tomorrow, actually, is a day off in the whole country. What makes it even more annoying is that of course I won’t even get paid for it or get time off in lieu…!

So what I need right now is, first of all, a large gin & tonic… and then a book of haikus. To regain my serenity.


Virtual Escape: Serenity

Okay, so I’ve got the gin & tonic, and the book of haikus open. Let’s also add some pebbles on top of each other and a torii gate (totally different religion from the pebbles, but that’s fine by me, I’m not fussy)…

Seven Fragments in Serenity

As on the plum comes
blossom after blossom, so
comes the warmth of spring

(Ransetsu)

the sea darkens –
the voices of the wild ducks
are faintly white

(Basho)

How cool the breeze –
the empty sky is filled with
the sound of the pines.

(Onitsura)

In calligraphic line
wild geese descend; at the foothills
the moon is the seal.

(Buson)

grasshopper –
do not trample to pieces
the pearls of bright dew

(Issa)

No sky and no ground –
only the snowflakes that
fall without ceasing.

(Hashin)

the little fish
carried backwards
in the clear water

(Kito)

Keep safe, keep sane – keep serene! 🙂

One thought on “Lockdown Diaries: Day 48 (Serenity)

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