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 has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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