Beware of thoughts in the night



As vivid dreams near
Beware of thoughts in the night
Morning will be bright



According to several sources:

William Least Heat-Moon, aka William Lewis Trogdon (born August 27, 1939) is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. He is the author of a bestselling trilogy of topographical U.S. travel writing.

Blue Highways, spent 34 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1982-83, is a chronicle of a three-month-long road trip that Least Heat Moon took throughout the United States in 1978 after losing his teaching job and separating from his first wife.

Along the journey, Trogdon re-examined his Osage roots and changed his name to that Indian name given by him at birth—William Least Heat Moon—not in rejection of his Anglo heritage, but rather as a celebration of both ancestries.

According to NNDB, Blue Highways is considered one of the critical works of highway literature in America.

Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” , 2011

This week’s prompt

William Least Heat-Moon’s novel

Blue Highways:
“Beware thoughts that come in the night”

Credits for background of William Least Heat-Moon

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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22 Responses to Beware of thoughts in the night

  1. trisha says:

    lovely one. my thoughts in night are usually very useful, i regret not jotting them down.


    • Becca Givens says:

      Me too … I think of some wonderful things as I drift off to sleep … but I am too far gone to pull myself up to make a note! I promise myself I will remember in the morning — but alas, it nearly always escapes me! Glad you visited ~~ 🙂


  2. gsb3 says:

    I love your words of comfort to close out your brief warning. The ending on a positive note and the wonderful picture make a comforting feeling worthy of a great children’s book. Good job.


  3. Haikuish and very insightful. Don’t need many words to say that. Superb.


  4. Judy Roney says:

    Night time frights quelled by the light of dawn. I love this.


  5. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    nice haiku, love it.


  6. Renee Espriu says:

    I love this, Becca, and in fact the older I get some of my dreams tend to be getting a bit stranger. Oh, well, never a dull moment…even when you are sleeping. Love the picture!


  7. I really like where you took the poem from the prompt.


  8. I love William Least Heat Moon. This prompt gave birth to several poems I’ve encountered, and this haiku is among the best I’ve read. Becca, thank you for this treat. Amy


  9. Great haiku. The morning will be bright.


  10. Mary says:

    Morning thoughts generally ARE brighter than night thoughts. So well expressed.


  11. Many times we are just glad that it was only a dream 🙂
    Love the last line, a wonderful haiku Becca


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