Late night haibun…

I’d lost four fish in quick succession, in spite of everything I had tried. Another dozen were struggling.

Dash to the local aquarium store to buy a new air pump.  Hope that will resolve the problem… so far so good.

The rest of the day cuts everything too fine. Not enough time for any of the things I plan to enjoy. Ten thirty at night, I’m asleep at the screen with nothing written for morning…

Mother’s day flowers

Small granddaughters sign their names

All’s well with the world

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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45 Responses to Late night haibun…

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh what a crazy Mothers day!
    I hope all is well in Fishdom!

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  2. Ennle Madresan says:

    Lovely post…I can so relate to being “asleep at the screen” literally 🙂

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  3. Happy Mother’s Day!! ❤️ Sorry about the fishies! ☹️

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  4. I hope you had a splendid day, Sue. Life is to be enjoyed.

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  5. Hope you don’t lose any more fish. Glad the rest of your Mothers’ Day was nice… Even if it was exhausting.

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    I sometimes miss having fish and the joy they bring, but I don’t miss those horrible days when you know something is wrong…

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  7. Alli Templeton says:

    Lovely sentiments, Sue. That’s what really matters, the people in our lives who care and that we care about. They’re beautiful flowers, and well deserved too. 🙂

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      They are lovely, but the card is even better. My four-year old granddaughter signed her own name (and drew me a portrait of Ani) and her one year old sister ‘signed’ the envelope 🙂

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      • Alli Templeton says:

        Oh that’s wonderful – and a simple squiggle says so much! I got all choked too, because my 8 year old son, who’s autistic, made me a card at school and wrote so nicely in it, and he gave me a hug and wished me happy mother’s day. They’re all little stars, aren’t they? 🙂


  8. Lovely flowers. I hope you enjoyed the day despite the fish 😦 ❤

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  9. fransiweinstein says:

    Happy belated Mother’s Day Sue. Lovely flowers.

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  10. willowdot21 says:

    God bless grandchildren, God bless children God bless the fish, God bless us all.💜💜

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  11. Happy Mother’s Day, Sue! Excuse the late visit here. Michael

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  12. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful bouquet!

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  13. dgkaye says:

    Lol Sue, way to hang in and well done! ❤

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  14. memadtwo says:

    I know those days (and nights). Hope the fish are back to normal! (K)

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  15. Widdershins says:

    Bon voyage, little fishies … good to hear the rest are doing fine.

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