Friday, July 29, 2011

a little contemplation, no more






wind rivers flow,



ripples in shifting sand--



no other trace












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day melts to evening,



the ocean leaves behind some



roots upon the shore

34 comments:

Lydia K said...

I love your haikus, and the photos were lovely.
:)

Yat-Yee said...

Wonderfully soothing. Thanks for sharing.

LynNerd said...

Beautiful haiku, Tricia. And the photos are cool, too. You must be loving living so close to the ocean. Hope you're getting settled in.

VR Barkowski said...

Such a joy to see your stunning photos and beautiful haiku. What a perfect way to end Friday. Thank you.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lydia: Smiling right back at you.

Yat-Yee: That's actually soothing to hear. Thank you!

Lynn: I am slooooowly getting settled in, but each day it feels more like home. And I love the ocean air.

VR: Aw, wow, thank you so much. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Lovely - both words and photos. Thanks :)

Liza said...

Beauty in the smallest details, and in your lovely words.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jemi & Liza: Thank you so much!

storyqueen said...

Welcome back.

First picture gave me chills...and the last line of the haiku!!!

Shelley

MG Higgins said...

So nice to experience your haikus again. They always send me to another realm.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shelley: Oooo, I don't know if I gave someone chills before. Hope that's a good thing. :)

Melissa: And trips to other realms, oh my! More :) :)

Donna said...

Lovely new vistas to write about. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne Osborne said...

If I ever get back to Venice Beach, I'm going to look you up! I see you're taking advantage of your new locale, rendering your surroundings even more beautiful than they are with your words.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Donna: Thank you, too.

Yvonne: You better! That would be so fun. And, aw shucks, thanks!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Lovely as always.

Elle Strauss said...

So inspiring!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Karen & Elle: Thank you, thank you, my lovely friends.

Robyn Campbell said...

These pics are gorgeous. The one with the sand has given me an idea for a book. *wonders if Pat will want an upfront payment on the idea* ;-)

And your haikus are awesome, Pat. Love you. :-)

Sarah Laurence said...

Absolutely gorgeous. It's a good sign that you are back to poetry.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn! I'm thrilled you got an idea off my photo. And I'll be extra thrilled when you get it published. :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

SarahL: Gracias. I had to remind myself it was time to go back to what nourishes me.

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous photos, gorgeous words. Thanks, Tricia.

cleemckenzie said...

Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Talli & Lee: thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Just lovely, Tricia. It's like listening to soft music.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Carol: Beach walks can soothe me that way. Hope you're finding the groove to make through all the crazies.

Lisa Gail Green said...

I love haikus! These are really nice. So are the pics.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, love the image of "wind rivers" :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lisa: I can read the old haiku masters for hours. Thanks for liking mine.

Corey: As soon as my gaze settled on those ripples in the sand, the phrase wind rivers came to me and I had to photograph it. Thanks for liking.

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful pictures! I can almost smell the sea air here in the mountains. That's something I miss.

Bish Denham said...

Ahhhh. Helped me to remember to breathe and to relax. Thanks.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Mary Anne: I'll be glad to bring sea breezes to you, and you can bring me that sweet mountain air.

Bish: So happy to help, my friend (and glad to hear some of the troubles are over).

Suzanne Casamento said...

Love that you're celebrating your new ocean home.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Suzanne: I am, I am. It deserves that.