Haiku-a-day: day 41 of 365




The red sky at night
signals the Shepherd’s delight
Fine weather warning!

Inspiration… I saw a beautiful red sky this evening, as I was driving home from work. It gave me an idea for today’s Haiku.

Apparently, the old saying, ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning,’ first appeared in the bible in the Gospel of Matthew.

About Sean

I live in my own thoughts, chat to imaginary friends, and survive primarily on Snickers and Nescafe. I work full-time and study part-time for a BA in English Literature with the OU. Home is the North West of England, and my heroes are those authors that can make miracles out of paper and words…… “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain.
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9 Responses to Haiku-a-day: day 41 of 365

  1. Fabulous picture, Sean, well captured in words. Give me a “fine weather warning” any day!


    • Sean says:

      Thanks Anna. I herd this on the radio (Chris Evans – Radio 2), this morning: ‘Red sky at nigh, Shepherd’s delight … red sky in the morning, Shepherd’s house on fire’. It made me laugh 🙂


  2. Julia Manuel says:

    Sailor’s delight…sailors take warning…

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  3. Julia Manuel says:

    Sea people traded the Shephard for Sailor ☺


  4. Sandi says:

    Glorious sky!


  5. How beautiful! I haven’t heard that saying in a while; my grandfather used to say it whenever the sky looked that way. Thank you for reminding me of him.


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