Welcome to another Friday with a new Līgo Haibun Challenge!
The prompt words this week are:
Northern lights/Aurora borealis
Mightnight sun/24 hr daylight
As always, choose one for your haibun. And in the word prompt, we’d like to see the word(s) in the haibun somewhere. We’re trying to cater for both hemispheres this week! Keep the haiku in the ‘present’ tense or mood if you can.
I step forward and breathe deeply. Once more sleep has evaded me. I shield my eyes with my hands and look accusingly at The Midnight Sun. This brilliant ball of light which has lured me into a long passage of wakefulness from which I wish to escape. Bio-rhythms say no. I light a cigarette and suck it angrily. The hum of sleeplessness torments my mind.I close my eyes and all I see is a ball of fire. No escape.
I wish for the dark
As a seedling would for light