Where and Why

The Pacific Ocean reaches shore yards away from the U.S.-Mexico Border at Border Field State Park, California.

Where are the children?
Why does the sea seem to weep
as autumn draws near?

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 18, 2020, in 5-7-5, Border Field State Park, California, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets & Storytellers United and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. The sea knows… as does the sky.

  2. Beautiful shot!!

  3. may we all love this earth and each other enough to safeguard life as we have been blessed to enjoy it most of ours.
    to say i am passionate about our upcoming election is an understatement. if we have a prayer of a chance of healing our country, our earth, our humanity-we have to vote as if life itself depends on it; i am certain it does.

  4. Gorgeous pacific ocean photo ~ Mother nature knows ~ very contemplative haiku ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Melancholy tones. There is time for everything. 🙂

  6. It looks so beautifully desolate. It also looks very much like the beaches of Normandy. Thank you!

  7. I think there has been a lot of sadness about this boarder park, but the photo is beautiful and has a sense of hope.

  8. This poem hits my heart – where are the children, indeed? The sea does weep. The whole earth weeps.

  9. Good question, surely a lot of natures’s wonders may be asking in these Covid 19 days

    happy weekend


  10. Moving desolate scene. Let’s not forget the important questions that won’t be washed away and cry for proper attention.

  11. I am sure there are lots of children south of the equator all ready to get to the beaches soon as we are in Spring now.

  12. Nothing is emptier than an unpopulated beach. Nice write, Teach.

  13. Terrific piece for our times right now and beautifullly sensitively felt and written…

  14. Happy Sunday



    I love this sweet melancholy verse and the empty shore to fill.

  16. The sense of loss is so real. Even in places where people still walk around, there is a hint of emptiness that continues to linger. I wonder if the winds are weeping, too.

  17. That unexpected sting!

  18. Kestril Trueseeker

    Yeah, in these really pretty between days of not quite summer or fall, it’s way too empty out there.

  19. Beverly Crawford

    The haiku conjures incredible sadness for the families separated and the inhumanity of it all. Let us hope we express our own humanity by marching to the polls in great number.

  20. And also HOW are the children, unable to play on the beach as before? Sad times.

  21. indeed, where are the children playing on the beach, or those forcibly removed from their parents?
    thank you for letting me know about Border Field State Park. Great photo too!

  22. This is a stark reminder of present state. Soon, freedom will return.

  23. Hi MMT – real mournful one, this, rings true.

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