Friday, September 2, 2011

The Height of Haiku Challenge - Day 2

Today's Theme : mirror

Sometimes, I have a fear of mirrors. I don't know why.


in the darkness the mirror reflects only the sounds of the night


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011


Leo said...

yes, but does the sound help us see ourselves? or whatever is making the sound? :) interesting take for sure.

the formatting has gone awry here, dsnake. has come out as a single line than a haiku :P

dsnake1 said...

i wanted to show that i dare not look into a mirror in the dark, thus it reflects only sounds. :)

the single line is intentional. in modern english haiku, i think it is acceptable. it is used to heighten an effect. in this case i wanted the reader to read it in a single breath, without a pause, because i am writing about fear.

Thanks, Leo, for your insightful comments! :)

TraciB said...

Interesting idea. I've never considered a mirror reflecting sound instead of image, but I suppose in the dark, sound waves would bounce off it more readily than light waves...

dsnake1 said...

very scientific, Traci. :)

actually, i am trying to infer that i would not look at a mirror in the dark.