Six Takes on ‘Seashore’

Haiku Heights

We arise early
and race down to the seashore—
mermaids welcome us.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
butter and sugar
spread over the seashore sands—
gritty little snacks
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
In her heavy boots
she trudges by the seashore,
calling to the clams.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
down at the seashore
a sudden desolation—
tsunami roaring
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
When I am hungry,
you lead me to the seashore—
there you ravish me.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
a distant seashore
on Oahu’s leeward side—
shelter for my heart

© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 8, 2012, in haiku, Haiku Heights, NaPoWriMo, senryu, The Poetry Pantry, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed your set of haiku today. My favorites are the third and the final. Both because I can identify well with the subjects and as always I love your language. I have often gone “clamming” and I have my favorite spot in Hawaii.

  2. feeling nature all around me with your haiku ~ very creative ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  3. Each one deserves simply… WOW!!!!

  4. Nice. I especially like the second. The seashore on a sunny day is like butter and sugar, and it gets in everything!

  5. I like 3 and 5 LOL
    Calling to the clams in her boots is a little eccentric but hey..if it works:)

    Getting ravished on the seashore is better than in a car park I suppose:)

  6. Lovely haiku series on this prompt. Loved reading it.

  7. Very nice. I like that there are so many ways to approach the subject. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I like the second one best! it’s amazing how well you manage to cover the prompt word from many sides 🙂

  9. I love these. You’re so far away from the seashore!

  10. Very nice set of haiku. Each one conveys a different emotion, well done 🙂

  11. Your haiku never fail to delight. I like each and every one. They’re all so different.


  12. The first one is my favourite! Amazing haiku series!!!

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