Monday, December 15, 2008

One Single Impression -- Distraction

This week's post is "distraction" which according to Wikipedia is:
"the diversion of attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. Distraction is caused by one of the following: lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; greater interest in something other than the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention."
This weekend was the end of the semester, and was filled to the brim with papers to grade, and student phone calls and e-mails to field and answer. [Why is it when students read the phrase "The deadline is X. No exceptions!" at least three or four of them always conclude that certainly an exception will be made for them].
So my "object of attention" was suppose to be grading, in which, unfortunately I had a considerable lack of interest, and the world outside brilliant with snow provided an object of much greater intensity and attractiveness.


brilliant frozen hill,
branches shimmering silver,
enticing the mind.

Monday December 15, 2008

One Single Impression: Prompt 42: Distractions#links


SandyCarlson said...

My kind of distraction! I spent a lot of time staring out the window longing to be in those treetops..... Always something better..... School life!

Deborah Godin said...

Not only a wonderful distraction, but probablby a good mental health break too! Beautiful scene!

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely distraction!

Jeeves said...

Very nice

anthonynorth said...

How can anyone resist a view like that.

Quiet Paths said...

Stretching the mind with such scenery is a good thing! I can relate. Hope the rest of the paper grading goes fast and smoothly for you. Lovely verse, Sue.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Sue, what lovely Haiku. So many other do not follow the traditional
form. I am still learning about American free verse Haiku.


Anonymous said...

So pretty! Imposssible not to look at that. You must have been in this last ice storm, too.

Jim said...

Things out the windows are very distracting. Do we like to be distracted that way? I generally choose a window seat if I have that choice to make.
When I become blind someone else can have the window seat.

one more believer said...

how could one not partake of the offering... wish you well with grading...

Beth P. said...

Well that would just do it for me. I'd procrastinate and distract myself with that brilliant hill...for a long time!

Thanks for this 'ah'!!!

happily retired gal said...

What a lovely view ... and wonderful haiku ;--)
Hugs and blessings,