Sunday, April 21, 2013


Image:1 It is 4a.m. in front of the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah. The worshippers are
on their way to perform the morning prayers (Subuh) within about 45 mins. The main
entrance to the Mosque is on the left. Notice the giant shades in the background are folded

Image:2 It is 1.23pm The afternoon prayers (Zohor) had just been completed about 1 hr
ago. The crowd has thinned out and walking away from main entrance on the left.
Notice the shades are now wide open. Those areas not covered by the shades are extremely hot

Image:3  It is 5.50p.m. The worshippers are in the shade. Notice the giant shades are
now wide open shielding them from the hot sun

Note: Continuing the series from Hank's recent trip

Shadows create the creeps
in certain situations
when one is alone

But shadows can be
a savior from the searing
heat.  It provides shade

Holds true recently
The faithful spared, accorded
much needed comfort

Written for Haiku Heights Day 22 with prompt 'shadows'


  1. nice thoughts

    from Wacky Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3
    > < } } ( ° >

  2. You're right about creepy shadows in certain situations!

    Paradise in Shadows

  3. Nice to learn details which we would otherwise have not known!! The importance of shades and shadows must be greatly appreciated by the pilgrims!!

  4. Shadows, and the shade it provides. True blessings.

  5. Excellent, you catch just the right feeling of comfort and relaxation.

  6. I love how you approached both angles the negative and unsettling, to the positive and comforting beautifully done =)

  7. They can be a blessing and a curse, but are truly diverse.

  8. Love how you describe the shadow being much needed relief.

  9. Love how you explore the yin and yang of shadows! Beautiful!

  10. awesome...i would've use for such shades as well on hot days... sounds like a cool journey hank