Shift #midnighthaiku

Myopic comfort
Self-limited perception
Confining the Self

It was cosy inside, looking out through the windows on a winter garden. Birds came to the feeder, rummaging for seeds. Camera poised, I tried to capture them through the glass. The mechanical ‘perfection’ of auto-focus is usually the most efficient way of snapping their rapid movements; it failed me. I caught only the glass and the foreground. A glimpse of distant beauty. Only a deliberate shift in focus allowed me to see true.



About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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13 Responses to Shift #midnighthaiku

  1. Pingback: Shift midnight haiku – The Militant Negro™

  2. memadtwo says:

    Those machines do like to “correct” us. But I kind of like the shift in perspective too. (K)


  3. You got a couple good ones despite the problem. 🙂 — Suzanne


  4. Yes, yes, auto-focus can be very tricky, it seems, as if the camera would have its own stubborn mind. 😉


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Well worth the effort 🌹


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