PLAN YOUR DAY
Welcome to Day 9 of #write31days and Five Minute Friday Free Writes. Today’s prompt is the word plan. We all know that we usually get more done if we make plans. It’s good to plan your day, but my goal isn’t always to get something done.
I was chatting with one of my daughters about this and she said maybe I should make a haiku of Tolkien’s poem Upon the Hearth. Here are her exact words:
Because it’s all about wandering with no plan
except the paths that present themselves.
And then, of course, home again to fire and lamp
and meat and bread and then to bed…
The plan is to have no particular plan.
TO PLAN OR NOT?
Rigid schedules are not my cup of tea. I like to make room for detours like leaving the chores and spending time out in nature. So her idea really appealed to me. Instead of needing to schedule outdoor time I could be free to go out when the opportunity presented itself. That way I could look closely for interesting and unusual things. I often find beauty in the most unlikely places.
I love to wander outside with no particular plan.
And now for my haiku. I decided to take my daughter’s challenge and write one loosely based on Tolkien’s poem. I couldn’t stop with just one stanza, I needed more to convey the thoughts I wanted to share.
Home Awaits My Wandering
Cozy home awaits
Comfy chair beside the fire
But I must wander
Trees and sky and clouds
Flowers hidden in the grass
Still I travel on
Past the clear blue lake
Rocky bank and sandy shore
Must keep rushing on
Treasures I may find
On a hidden secret path
Just around the bend
Home is far behind
There is so much more to see
Daylight fades in mist
Stars shine through the dark
Moonlight guides my wandering
Back to home and bed
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