Hidden Places

When our souls need to recover, we retreat to hidden places. But those places aren’t always places we visit with our bodies as much as with our minds. This haiku trio seeks those places of the mind.

Red kangaroo resting

simple solitude:
salve for stinging souls seeking
soothing serenity

reflective repose,
ripe for recondite retreat:
richly rewarding

alliteration –
an abstruse avocation
aberrant adytum


Of course, the last one was mainly for fun, but I have to admit that in writing these haiku, full of alliteration, I found a restful peace of mind that was hidden away from the rest of the world.

The trio was written in response to the daily haiku prompt at Carpe Diem. Check out the other authors – there is a lot of real talent there!


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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6 Responses to Hidden Places

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    My new word for the day is “adytum.” Nowhere, in all my years of reading, have I ever encountered it! (The sad thing is, I know how to read Greek!)


  2. artmusedog says:

    Love the photo ~ how fitting for your insightful and contemplative haiku ~ carol, ^_^

  3. WabiSabi says:

    Writing haiku also can take one to a hidden place in the mind …for solace…peaceful challenge…soothing serenity…. in the moment. (Thank you for ‘adytum’)

  4. The Hidden Places of the mind … wonderfully composed trio Gene and it’s so true … the mind is full of hidden places.

  5. 4joyjoanne says:

    not only did I delight in your set of alliterative prose, but I learned some new words….

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