Sunset working from home

At home today, Monday, three o’clock and I go for tea. Only a few steps from my desk to the kettle: another habit; a short break, a brief relapse. 

But just before yet another meeting I see how the sky blushes with sunset. 

While waiting for the water to boil every single topic of work, every spreadsheet, slips briefly from my mind. 

these barren boughs —
released from burden of leaves
the oak’s asleep

From my kitchen window

Today we are asked by Kim to write a haibun at dVerse about a time when you last watched stars, a storm, the sea, an animal, or something else in nature that left you with a sense of wonder or awe.

November 23, 2020

28 responses to “Sunset working from home

  1. Snap! We had a gorgeous sunset too, Björn, but yours was special – with a cup of tea! I love the alliteration on ‘b’ in ‘barren boughs’ and ‘burden of leaves’ – the oak deserves its sleep.

    • Dear Björn Rudberg (brudberg),

      I agree with kim881. Since you have composed for us such a fine short poem plus a brilliant photo showing a sunset as viewed from your kitchen window when you were working from home, I would like to resonate and complement the spirit and tenet of your post with my musical composition entitled “The Sunset Lingers On”:

      Please enjoy the music to your heart’s content!

  2. It is remarkable for you to shift gears and fully enjoy the wonder of the sun setting; which comes early for you, before 4pm, I presume.

  3. My goodness that is such a gorgeous view from your kitchen window, Bjorn! 💝 Love the use of alliteration in this one 🙂

  4. It is so good to watch for those moments and stop to savour them, Bjorn, just as you did. Good for you!

  5. A truly lovely haike to end this joy in the sunset. My swedish neighbors are adujust to the “long” days of winter. Ilove the colors of sunset during the winters.

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