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Haiku: At the Lake

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blankets of blues

summer in sapphire and teal

I breathe between hues

seven ride the waves

still nuzzled in mother’s wing

paddling seasons past

gliding on thermals

freedom to speak or squawk while

clouds only whisper

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44 responses »

  1. Great series of haiku. I think the gull is my favourite – the contrast with the clouds is nicely done.

  2. These are absolutely stunning, Mish! πŸ’ I especially love the one with the gulls. Thank you so much for hosting us πŸ™‚

  3. Glenn A. Buttkus

    A lovely tercet of haiku; my favorite is the third one as well. Your photos are beautiful. Did you select them first, and write to the images, or vica-versa?

    • Thank you, Glenn. I selected the photos first for this one. My hubby has quite an assortment. He came from the Southwest of the U.S., moved here to the Great Lakes area of Canada. Coming from the desert, he is a bit obsessed with our lakes, streams, rivers….all things water!

  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #7: Mish’s latest haiku #sequence for #dVersePoets #OpenLinkNight!

  5. ❀ ❀ ❀ Trifecta.

  6. Sharp intake of breath! A lovely series, Mish. I love the alliteration/consonance in β€˜blankets of blues’ and the blues/hues rhyme, as if you are saying β€˜ooh’ at the colours. I also like that you don’t name the birds in the second and third senryu, but we can work out what they are without the images..

  7. scotthastiepoet

    Great stuff as ever, Mish – my two favourite lines of all here are:
    “I breathe between hues…” AND “clouds only whisper…” Both so delicate and keenly felt – so powerful too…

  8. Beverly Crawford

    Beautiful nature story told in haiku format. I love it!

  9. the serenity soars on this triple trifecta, well composed and the photos compliment the peace it emits!

  10. A lovely trifecta. I am partial to the 3rd one. Gliding on the thermals that is the way to fly!

  11. Your haiku capture a lovely scene.

  12. Very nice images. What a peaceful and serene place. Love the haiku!

  13. Simplicity reigns supreme or serene. These are a beautiful mix of words with images.

  14. We are all looking to the healing power of water these days. (K)

  15. A beautiful set of haiku–delicate, dreamy, and a balm to the senses.

  16. kaykuala

    The freedom of riding the waves in bright sunshine, sea breeze nonchalantly brushing the cheeks under the watchful eyes of Mom, wouldn’t that be nice?


  17. I loved your haiku and the photos. They are really uplifting.


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