Haiku For Carpe Diem #227, Yuunagi (Evening Lull)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Yuunagi (Evening Lull)

Today I share another story from our Australian life…

Uluru Sunset By Rumpleteaser

Image by rumpleteaser

My wife Jo and I visited Uluru some years ago and we were lucky enough to take dinner in the desert. After the heat of a Simpson Desert day, we were driven to our outdoor restaurant to enjoy the changing colours of Uluru at sunset whilst sipping ice cold champagne. Darkness fell and whilst indigenous musicians serenaded us, the night sky was lit by an explosion of starlight. Meanwhile, at the edge of our encampment, the ochre earth came alive with creatures seeking their meals whilst the sun slept.

as evening lulls
Uluru fills our glasses
desert springs to life


Image by Peter Ruckstuhl

As we finished our desert desserts, and coffee was served, nature laid on an unexpected grand finale. Uluru lit up, as forks of lightening thrust their prongs against the rock and deafening thunder made all life jump. As the storm rode towards us, espressos were drunk expressly and we all moved in rushes to the buses – just in time before the torrential downpour hit and thirsty desert creek-beds flowed once more.

lightening strikes the rock
hot rain thrashes thirsty ground
desert wounds run deep

I could write on about the amazing experience that is a visit to Uluru in the middle of our sun baked continent. Perhaps we’ll visit there together again one day. Until then, I hope that you’ve enjoyed this glimpse.

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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15 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #227, Yuunagi (Evening Lull)

  1. I like how you call it Uluru instead of Ayers Rock. Your entire post is pure poetry. Just beautiful, JRB.


    • jrbsays says:

      It’s been called Uluru by Aboriginies for 40,000+ years, us invaders have just reverted back to it thankfully.

      Glad you enjoyed your visit 🙂


  2. Maggie Grace says:

    Sounds like an amazing place. Love the name!


  3. Wonderful haibun JRB … and those pictures are awesome … would love to see Uluru once for real. Thank you for sharig this little glimpse of your world.


  4. tigerbrite says:

    Thank you for sharing your world. Truly lovely post:) Your storm sounds similar to the gota frias (torrential rainstorms) that suddenly erupt here in South East Spain.


  5. WabiSabi says:

    As always, I enjoyed my visit to your fair continent and especially to your vivid description of your dinner! And I especially enjoyed ‘Uluru fills our glasses’ I’m not sure I’ll ever get to Australia, so it is wonderful to experience it vicariously through your writing! Thank you!Evening Lull


  6. Beautiful haibun with excellently written haiku, John


  7. Poet Laundry says:

    What a wonderful experience and wonderful haiku! Thanks for sharing it with us!


  8. i came Here because of this —-> “” jrbsays says:
    June 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    I wondered what happened to them after Buddy Holly died.””

    aaarrrrrr !!
    sweet comment perfection !!

    {{ now i shall go read U }}


  9. ~* Smiles, love and laughter *~
    you got it

    for a long time now,
    from afar,
    i have longed to see this magical Rock
    maybe someDay

    when tickets do not cost
    One Small Fortune !!


  10. 4joy says:

    wonderful…the lightning striking the rock is biblical…


  11. Thank you for letting us enjoy your desert dinner (including desert dessert) .. a wonderful poetic text and pictures. enjoyed.


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