Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #11 – Drive and Psycho

Alarm Clock

Written as part of the Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Challenge

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21 thoughts

  1. Another lovely Haiku, Hugh. Though it’s mainly a dark one, the last line shines through very strong, and I reckon it’s the strongest line. The chime and dings of bells can certainly be calming. Well done 🙂


    1. I really like the last line as well, Mabel, as it denotes that it’s only a bad dream. I’m not so sure about an alarm clock bell being calm, as over the years I used an alarm clock that had a bell, more often than not, the bell would frighten me so much when it went off rather than gently waking me up. Pleased to say I use a clock radio alarm now which has an iPod adapter, so I can be woken up to what ever music I feel is not going to scare me half to death first thing in the morning.


      1. Ah, I was actually thinking of a church bell when I read your haiku. A church bell being struck slowly, in a rhythm. An alarm clock bell is not my best friend either. Their bell sounds tend to be very shrill and sharp, not very pleasant to wake up to.

        That is good you wake up to music that you like in the mornings. Your day is always off to a good start.


  2. I can see you are really enjoying writing haikus, Hugh! This is excellent! A disturbing night perhaps and relieved to wake up? I’ve had dreams like that!

    Now tell me – does Toby write haikus? He is such an intelligent dog. I am sure there is some poetry in his soul too! ☺️


    1. Yes, spot on, Maria. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I wrote this haiku. Well, to be fair, I saw the alarm clock first and thought I’d write the haiku based on the alarm clock.

      I’m can’t be one hundred percent sure if Toby has written a haiku yet. You just never know. I guess it depends on the prompt words. If it involves cats and having a bath, then no, but if the words include chicken and custard then I’m sure he’ll write one.

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