Carpe Diem Haiku: Otiosity


e’er compelled to climb,

at top no more to find but



These are recent pics I took of “the littles” (who are striving to become middles) and “the middle” (who desperately desires to become a big).

And isn’t that exactly the point here?

Humans seem to be born with this urge to climb — to climb to higher places…higher positions…higher possibilities.

Yet we don’t know why — because, most often, once we get there and see from a different point of view, we find that reaching the destination may have been somewhat futile. After all, once you get “there,” there’s always somewhere else you could be, another position from which you can potentially see.

Just remember — climbing is an exciting, wonderful adventure…just as long as you’re not stepping on anyone else to get “there.”


This haiku was written in response to the Carpe Diem daily haiku meme. (By following the link, you can read others on the subject or create and share your own.)

16 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku: Otiosity

  1. Pingback: Carpe Diem Haiku: Fortitude | humanTriumphant

    • I hadn’t thought of it as a haibun until you pointed that out, Maggie 🙂 I wish I could remember now at what age I no longer thought it necessary to climb every tree in front of me with that potential…

  2. Pingback: Carpe Diem Haiku: (Instruction in) Tribulation | humanTriumphant

  3. Pingback: Carpe Diem Haiku: Inner Beauty | humanTriumphant

  4. Pingback: Carpe Diem Haiku #582, Inner Beauty (July 2013) | humanTriumphant

Go Ahead - Tickle My Ear...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s