This haiku was inspired by this photo that I took outside my window one night when I heard movement in the stillness of the night. As I rested and listened, I was reminded of how much life is going on around me during the quiet night while I am sleeping. So often I hear the shrill of a raccoon, or the scurry of an awakened squirrel, or the occasional cat fight, or bird chirping, but this night I heard the quiet, gentle, sporadic footsteps of the deer shifting, and their soft chewing. For whatever reason, I took the camera upstairs with me and shot this photo by the light of the moon. I experimented with not using a flash because I didn’t want to disturb what I was seeing. So the photo, itself, is not the best, and I chose not to modify it, because it speaks to what I saw.
- Alight (Haiku) (poetwhispers.wordpress.com)