Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Haiku by the sea

I'm in musing mode. So here are a few haiku that washed up in the shore of my mind or whatever.


next to me a clunk

along the deserted strand,

airborne gull dropped a clam


tiny periscopes,

those black cormorants fishing

in the tidal wash




so fast the sand crab

scuttles into the jetty,

was he there at all?


sanderlings skitter

like a flock of wind-up toys

from the rushing wave



Tere Kirkland said...

Love the crab haiku! (and crabs in general, lol)

Thanks for the poems and the pics. Lovely, as always!

Jan Morrison said...

these are wonderful haiku, Tricia! and the pictures are dear to my heart as well...

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Interesting haiku's and I love the pics!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Tere: Have you ever tried to capture on of those little guys in a picture? Soooo fast. Thank you!

Jan & Pat: Thank you, thank you so much!

Donna said...

Ahhh ...

Suzanne Casamento said...

I love that you enjoy the beach so much and really get out there. It's super cool.

Which beach is that rocky pic from?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Donna: Hope that was a good ah!

Suzanne: I can hardly stand to miss a day now that I'm living here.
And, beleive it or not, that is the Venice jetty.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great pics! Love when I see Haiku in your title! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jemi: :D:D:D

VR Barkowski said...

*Love* Thank you. I can smell the salt in the air and hear the poetry of the ocean in your words.

I'm in desperate need of a coastal fix. More please. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

VR: *blushes* Okay, soon. :)

Faith Pray said...

I love these! They make me want to stop and try a different writing form for a revv-up! Nice work!

Linda Kage said...

Excellent! Not only do you paint a picture with words but then you actually have a picture to go with them! It's like double the adventure.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Faith: I think you would have so much fun with haiku. It would go well with your artistic nature. I love reading the haiku masters from centuries ago--they were so insightful and, often, funny.

Linda: *smiling* I'm glad you had an adventure here. Makes my day.

Suzanne Casamento said...

That's the Venice jetty? I thought you were out in Malibu! Crazy. :)

Donna said...

Oh course it's a good ahhh. Otherwise it would be an ewww!

Lovely haiku and photos as always

cleemckenzie said...

Thanks for the haiku moment and images of beauty. We're so fortunate to have these words and these beaches to write about.

Sarah Laurence said...

Your haikus go so well with your lovely photos. I especially liked your cormorant-periscope metaphor.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lee: You got that right! I feel so fortunate.

Sarah: *grins* I liked it, too, when I squinted out to sea, trying to make out what I was looking at and going, 'Oh!'