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Poet's Top Floor Balcony - Poetry Showcase - Your Comments Encouraged => Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry => Topic started by: Kay on August 18, 2008, 02:35 PM

Title: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 18, 2008, 02:35 PM
the river is you
in my heart will always be
our tears together
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2008, 03:06 PM
our tears together
swollen streams unconscious thought
flooded emotion
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 07:05 PM
Well you've been a busy bee since I've been gone Kay.
Oh boy, let's see if we can do river tag. (It fits right in with SplashHall!)

flooded emotion
wide as the Mississippi   
one laugh wipes us dry
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 18, 2008, 07:16 PM
one laugh wipes us dry
along the river journey
the strong, swift current
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 07:25 PM
the strong swift current
of the mighty River Love
will always endure
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Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2008, 07:41 PM
will always endure
beached fish, ebbing memories
drowned in stagnant air

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 19, 2008, 10:13 AM
drowned in stagnant air
bayous filled with laziness
diverse life abounds
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Post by: Kay on August 24, 2008, 06:21 PM
diverse life abounds
beyond the flowing river
it's a liquid rose
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Post by: witt on August 24, 2008, 07:51 PM
it's a liquid rose
the brook lazes peacefully
quiet harmony
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 24, 2008, 09:32 PM
quiet harmony
bronze leaves in cool autumn air
canoe drifts downstream
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Post by: witt on August 25, 2008, 10:22 AM
canoe drifts downstream
whirlpools circling 'round my dreams
disappearing fears
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on August 26, 2008, 12:07 AM
disappering fears
fades into the water blue
happiness comes too
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 08:28 AM
disappearing fears
flow like a  rushing tiderace
toward an open sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 12:30 PM
toward an open sea
and every tributary
I am carried far
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 12:36 PM
I am carried far
gasping through undercurrents
I will catch my breath
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 12:46 PM
I will catch my breath
once I reach the open seas
rivers live inside
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 02:41 PM
rivers live inside
swirling currents of fury
peace, be my rudder
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 03:15 PM
peace, be my rudder
I sorely need you right now
cleanse me as a prayer
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 03:25 PM
cleanse me as a prayer
wash me in the deepest sea
bathe away my sins
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 04:49 PM
bathe away my sins
before they find the wrinkles
the mistaken waves



(I'm glad this thread is doing so well)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 06:38 PM
the mistaken waves
took me as lowly flotsom
raised me to new heights

(Me, too.)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 07:00 PM
raised me to new heights
be the river you once were
welcoming the rain



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 07:11 PM
welcoming the rain
brooks fill till overflowing
grateful to heaven
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Post by: Mystic1 on August 26, 2008, 09:46 PM
grateful to heaven
rivers of kindness abound
beyond murky depths
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on August 27, 2008, 01:00 AM
beyond the murky depths
in the dark the krakken waits
seals the sailor's fate
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Post by: witt on August 27, 2008, 09:43 AM
seals the sailor's fate
memories of sea monsters
dwelling in his dreams
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Post by: Mystic1 on August 27, 2008, 04:24 PM
dwelling in his dreams
Poseidon slumbers below
warm ocean currents
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 27, 2008, 05:36 PM
warm ocean currents
form a lei beneath the sun
I can taste the salt
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 27, 2008, 07:13 PM
I can taste the salt
left by ocean's sea kisses
as you ebbed away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on September 04, 2008, 01:07 AM
as you ebbed away
leaves dance upon the water's surface
confetti split
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: GaerLlwyd on September 04, 2008, 02:29 AM
confetti split
twin rivers of air wafted
kaleidoscope flood
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Post by: Mystic1 on September 04, 2008, 03:37 AM
kaleidoscope flood
beyond violet edges
twilight's blue cascade
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2008, 09:04 AM
twilight's blue cascade
tumbled into a rushing
of love's emotion
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 04, 2008, 12:08 PM
of love's emotion
no stream of Man's conciousness
brandishes more barbs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2008, 03:12 PM
brandishes more barbs
hurls more hurtful invectives
than a dried up swamp
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on September 10, 2008, 08:14 PM
than a dried up swamp
the skeletons are buried
never to be found
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 10, 2008, 09:22 PM
Reminds me of PeeWee

never to be found
disappearing citizens
evil in a hearse
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 11, 2008, 08:16 AM
evil in a hearse
Charon's ferry bound to Styx
silver buys passage
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 11, 2008, 10:39 AM
silver buys passage
on the ferry to nowhere
futile excursion
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2008, 12:25 AM
futile excursion
but rest along the current
splash it on your chin
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 15, 2008, 08:40 AM
splash it on your chin
cooling waters of knowledge
cup your hands and sip
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 16, 2008, 05:51 AM
cup your hands and sip
Shannon's ancient blue cauldron
salmon boil upstream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 16, 2008, 03:32 PM
salmon boil upstream
fishermen casting for naught
silent pool whispers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on September 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
silent pool whisper
as the fish swim in circles
with fasinatiton
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: DarkCoffeeJazz on September 17, 2008, 01:40 AM
with fascination
I stand within the night song
Cricket hypnosis
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 17, 2008, 03:28 AM
cricket hypnosis
rippled moon's reflection cast
silver ribbon flows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 17, 2008, 09:28 AM
silver ribbon flows
sweeping up lost memories
rippling round the bend
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Walker on September 18, 2008, 12:14 AM
rippling round the bend
the blue quickly turned to white
slashing against rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 18, 2008, 08:16 AM
slashing against rocks
angry rapids raced headlong
over the steep cliff
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 18, 2008, 06:28 PM
over the steep cliff
stream of consciousness plummets
bubbles of laughter
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 19, 2008, 11:31 AM
bubbles of laughter
foaming from whirlpools of mirth
convulsing giggles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 20, 2008, 12:19 AM
convulsing giggles
two lovers playing around
step in the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 20, 2008, 04:04 AM
Step in the river
Fast currents tug at my feet
Arms wave in the air!

(.. trying to get my balance!)

Kay, I love love your avatar! Here's a song for you (and your avatar) "Love For Sale" Just a little risque and sweet!
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Smiles! Cookie
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 20, 2008, 09:23 AM
arms wave in the air
rapids beckon kayaker
race upon my back
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 20, 2008, 09:59 PM
race upon my back
oh the minnow underneath
my britches itch me!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 21, 2008, 09:41 AM
my britches itch me
sitting on the damp creek bank
fishing pole in hand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 21, 2008, 10:43 PM
fishing pole in hand
patient tension in the string
awaits disturbance

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 22, 2008, 02:04 AM
awaits disturbance
the waves and everything else
stirred in a wine glass
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: SkaaDee on September 22, 2008, 04:24 AM
stirred in a wine glass
an ocean with the seven seas
silt will kiss the wave
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 22, 2008, 09:35 AM
silt will kiss the wave
shells will tumble to the shore
sandpipers will search
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Post by: SkaaDee on September 22, 2008, 06:53 PM
sandpipers will search
seagulls refuse the sea foam
salty sand remains
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Post by: Mystic1 on September 22, 2008, 11:41 PM
salty sand remains
thoughts of your embedded touch
haunt twilight deltas
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Post by: witt on September 25, 2008, 07:22 PM
haunt twilight deltas
permeate boggy marshes
pestilence prevails
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Post by: Rach on October 08, 2008, 01:09 AM
pestilence prevails
but the skyline fills my eyes
mind sails on the waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 08, 2008, 09:32 AM
mind sails on the waves
remembrances float to shore
no lighthouse to guide
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Post by: Voodoo Child on October 12, 2008, 09:36 PM
sandpipers will search
quick legs wade in the shallows
stirring up the mud
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on October 12, 2008, 09:48 PM
stirring up the mud
chickens in the rainforest
yes, I saw them there





(In Kauai, there are chickens everywhere and they
are adorable pecking their way through the rainforest I saw)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 13, 2008, 10:08 AM
yes, I saw them there
bream schooling effortlessly
waiting to be caught
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Post by: Kay on October 13, 2008, 05:06 PM
waiting to be caught
the fish swimming down the stream
ah, tonight's dinner
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Post by: witt on October 13, 2008, 06:32 PM
ah, tonight's dinner
bobbing boats drifting slowly
savoring sun's scene
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 14, 2008, 07:43 AM
savoring sun's scene
twilight witnessed miracle
moon walks on water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 14, 2008, 11:39 AM
moon walks on water
shimmering whitecap-stars dance
disbelief blinds eyes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 06, 2008, 08:28 PM
disbelief blinds eyes
abandoned twenty-two days
lonely river tag
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Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2008, 10:28 PM
lonely river tag
forlorn and forgotten stream
frozen in Autumn
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 07, 2008, 12:49 AM
frozen in autumn
where water comes from freely
river under ice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 07, 2008, 10:11 AM
river under ice
discovered and remembered
continues flowing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 12, 2008, 09:18 AM
continues flowing
rivers are sometimes dirty
when do they rinse clean?
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 10:43 AM
when do they rinse clean
mossy rocks edging the stream
wishing to be pure
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 12, 2008, 12:16 PM
wishing to be pure
weeping willow roots seeking
rituals of cleansing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 12:23 PM
ritual of cleansing
autumn rains gushing through creeks
summer dust removed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 12, 2008, 03:02 PM

summer dust removed
makes room for a new season
leaves replace the dust
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 03:33 PM
leaves replace the dust
swirling as a carousel
autumn merriment
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 12, 2008, 10:55 PM
autumn merriment
polychrome laughter precedes
winter's solemn glare
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 13, 2008, 10:04 AM
winter's solemn glare
emanates from frozen pond
dour reflection
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 14, 2008, 10:35 AM
dour reflection
suffusing sky's color gray
streams glassy surface
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 14, 2008, 11:18 AM
stream's glassy surface
mirrors trees along the bank
fishes down below
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 14, 2008, 11:41 AM
fishes down below
shivering under their scales
escape from river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 14, 2008, 11:45 AM
escape from river
swimming for serenity
flee the turbulence
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 14, 2008, 12:07 PM
flee the turbulence
raft heading for waterfall
jagged rocks hidden


Goodnight Witt, thanks for playing.  :rose


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 14, 2008, 12:22 PM
Slumber in sweet peace
Forgetting tribulations
Guarded by halos

************

jagged rocks hidden
lying in wait to destroy:
treacherous waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 14, 2008, 02:32 PM
treacherous waters
mean-spirited words abound
cloaked in poetry
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 14, 2008, 03:32 PM
cloaked in poetry
flowing word-sanctuaries:
havens of comfort
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 15, 2008, 03:00 PM
summer dust removed
the river does a great job
of cleansing it all.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2008, 05:06 PM
of cleansing it all
rushing waters do their job
sins are washed away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 17, 2008, 01:26 PM
sins are washed away
Pilate cleansed innocent hands
nail-pierced palms stream blood

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 01:29 PM
nail-pierced palms stream blood
dying for my redemption
river of cleansing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 04:40 PM
river of cleansing
a fresh start for sinner hands
all is forgiven
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 04:42 PM
all is forgiven
frozen waters glistening
perfect for skating
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 04:56 PM
perfect for skating
trying on forgotten skates
creeping toward the ice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 05:00 PM
creeping toward the ice
slow tentative steps taken
push off quick, then glide
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
push off quick, then glide
the closest thing to flying
while down on the ground
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 05:09 PM
while down on the ground
the anchor holds the canoe
safely in the stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 05:16 PM
safely in the stream
evading slippery slopes
securely tethered
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 05:19 PM
securely tethered
Mississippi riverboat
has her fires stoked
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 05:24 PM
has her fires stoked <--- 4 ?
big wheel awaits the engine
white smoke curls upward
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 05:30 PM
Down here in the South, it's FIE-ers. hahaha

white smoke curls upward
noisily chugging upstream
tugboats haul huge ships
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 06:25 PM
haha...I am in Texas!   

tugboats haul huge ships
in and out of the harbor
an important task
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 07:51 PM
an important task
icebreakers plow the Arctic
making way for man
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 18, 2008, 12:31 PM
making way for Man
river flows through rainforest
Amazon highway
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 18, 2008, 12:46 PM
Amazon highway
edging rippling boggy swamps
tufted herons wade
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 18, 2008, 03:19 PM
tufted herons wade
how beautiful their colors
the movement therein
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 18, 2008, 03:24 PM
the movement therein
has stopped: snow whips the river
frozen waterfalls
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 20, 2008, 01:22 AM
frozen waterfalls
gills and fins can't swim through ice
bears hungry for fish
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 09:38 AM
bears hungry for fish
plump salmon swimming upstream
fishermen waiting
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 20, 2008, 12:55 PM
fishermen waiting
catch of the day in water
storm on horizon
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 01:03 PM
storm on horizon
treacherous freezing cascades
danger is lurking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 20, 2008, 01:27 PM
danger is lurking
crocodiles laying in wait
don't go near water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 01:36 PM
don't go near the water
swimming is prohibited:
gyrating whirlpools
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 20, 2008, 01:50 PM
well, maybe just one more...

gyrating whirlpools
drawing boats to destiny
bottom of river

               :rose
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 02:05 PM
bottom of river
catfish scavenge through the mud
hook dangles above
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 20, 2008, 05:29 PM
hook dangles above
the river says what it thinks
its current whispers

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 07:06 PM
its current whispers
luring paddle boats downstream
drifting toward the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 20, 2008, 08:02 PM
drifting toward the sea
my cruise ship never returns
on to the river


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 20, 2008, 08:09 PM
on to the river
trees are standing idly by
neglected waifs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 21, 2008, 03:49 PM
neglected waifs
their leafy tendrils look on
past the water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 21, 2008, 04:23 PM
past the water's edge
onto the stormy river
white caps lap the boat
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 21, 2008, 05:31 PM
white caps lap the boat
pirates are coming toward us!
say your prayers quickly.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 21, 2008, 06:45 PM
say your prayers quickly
pleading for a safe voyage
trust His mighty hand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 21, 2008, 08:22 PM
trust His mighty hand
His eye is on the sparrow
and the voyage too
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 11:34 AM
and the voyage, too,
strenuous and demanding
worth the exertion
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:09 PM
worth the exertion
vessel struggling against storms
destination looms
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 04:21 PM
destination looms
beyond into the distance
my heart leaps for joy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:32 PM
my heart leaps for joy
the shoreline a breath away
sealegs need respite
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 04:40 PM
sea legs need respite
aching back needs to rally
rough hands need a rest
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 05:52 PM
rough hands need a rest
windblown hair needs a shampoo
the river can wait
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 23, 2008, 04:37 AM
the river can wait
and the line of trees therein
my Lord calls to prayer
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2008, 10:34 AM
my Lord calls to prayer
cresting waves lift up their heads
bow with great respect
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 25, 2008, 08:17 PM
bow with great respect
currents sliding them along
ever-changing flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 09:55 PM
ever-changing flow
great rivers cresting their banks
threatening mayhem
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 26, 2008, 02:27 AM
threatening mayhem
great waves swell toward the shoreline
troublesome flooding
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 26, 2008, 09:55 AM
troublesome flooding
every year during springtime
build on higher ground
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 29, 2008, 02:53 AM
build on higher ground
retreating toward the hillside
safe from overflow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 29, 2008, 12:16 PM
safe from overflow
trilliums nod tiny heads
on the river's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 29, 2008, 05:56 PM
on the river's edge
receding waters reveal
new vegetation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 29, 2008, 07:54 PM
new vegetation
springs around the waterfall
washing in splashes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 30, 2008, 03:13 AM
washing in splashes
pushing back silty debris
cleansing renewal
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 30, 2008, 10:34 AM
cleansing renewal
showers was away the sin
send it downriver
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 30, 2008, 05:49 PM
send it downriver
let it flow into the sea
leaving all things new
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 30, 2008, 07:42 PM
leaving all things new
clean water washes away
filthy destruction
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 30, 2008, 10:13 PM
filthy destruction
riverbank lies in shambles
monsoonal cloudburst
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2008, 10:09 AM
monsoonal cloudburst
river of mud sucks the feet
forward progress stops
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 03, 2008, 03:00 PM
forward progress stops
someone unplug the river
let me feel the cleanse
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 03, 2008, 03:09 PM
let me feel the cleanse
waterfall pounds tired feet
nature's spa massage
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 05, 2008, 10:57 AM
nature's spa massage
swirling water underfoot
soothing muscle aches
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 05, 2008, 11:04 AM
soothing muscle aches
mineral water whirlpools
lap upon shoulders
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 06, 2008, 03:49 PM
lap upon shoulders
watery fingers soothing
restful  river bath
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Troydaddy on December 06, 2008, 04:19 PM
restful river bath
soothes rocks transition into
Big Muddy bottom
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 06, 2008, 05:18 PM
big muddy bottom
sitting in the river silt
mud pies on my cheeks!

 :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 06, 2008, 07:05 PM
mud pies on my cheeks
Mississippi River bake
made with loving hands
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 07, 2008, 05:11 AM
made with loving hands
woven on the river bank
clover necklaces
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 10:45 AM
clover necklaces
drifting down the lazy stream
love floated away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 07, 2008, 12:02 PM
love floated away
storm clouds on the horizon
thunder in your voice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 12:09 PM
thunder in your voice
great waterfall potency
nature's powerhouse
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 07, 2008, 04:10 PM
nature's powerhouse
mighty cascade descending
churning reservoir
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 04:44 PM
churning reservoir
holding life within its bounds
man-made survival
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 02:00 AM
man-made survival
Hoover Dam holds back the flood
desert oasis
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 10:40 AM
desert oasis
shelter from the broiling sun
cooling waters flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 09, 2008, 02:11 PM
cooling waters flow
during my snowwalk today
the smell of pine, ah
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 03:56 PM
the smell of pine
Rocky Shoals spider lilies
edge of Catawba
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 09, 2008, 04:04 PM
edge of Catawba
I have never traveled there,
or seen the beauty
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 04:11 PM
or seen the beauty
red rocks jutting through rapids
churning whitecaps flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 06:23 PM
churning whitecaps flow
on the raging Rogue River
white water rapids...
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 06:32 PM
white water rapids
tossing tiny rafts forward
fear of the unknown
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 09:01 PM
fear of the unknown
weird creatures live in the rocks
dragonfly nymphs lurk!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 09:53 PM
dragonfly nymphs lurk
on the edge of the creek bed
waiting to devour
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: SkaaDee on December 10, 2008, 01:21 AM
waiting to devour
white doves by the volcano
yin yang of nature
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 10, 2008, 02:16 AM
yin yang of nature
line up with my river thought
each begin to cleanse
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: SkaaDee on December 10, 2008, 03:30 AM
each begin to cleanse
winter casualty - new growth
eager spring flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 09:35 AM
eager spring flow
hurtles down the mountain side
takes refuge in lakes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 10, 2008, 05:21 PM
takes refuge in lakes
salmon roe will live till grown
then returns to sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 06:17 PM
then returns to sea
the gift tossed onto the beach
pearly pink cockle
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 06:41 PM
pearly pink cockle
wipe away the silty grime
incredible gift
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 06:51 PM
incredible gift
the mighty roaring rivers
spread throughout the land
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 06:57 PM
spread throughout the land
rivers flowing to the sea
bring us Christmas joy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:00 PM
bring us Christmas joy
on the tall-masted vessels
from far away lands
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 07:03 PM
from far away lands
come the gift laden vessels
from seas to rivers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:05 PM
from seas to rivers
water flows into the towns
sustaining our lives
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 07:08 PM
sustaining our lives
fruit bearing rivers deliver
bringing sustenance
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:17 PM
bringing sustenance
poled ferries cross the currents
danger on a raft
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 10, 2008, 07:25 PM
danger on a raft
jagged rocks around the bend
perilous journey
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:30 PM
perilous journey
across the jungle isthmus
westward to the gold
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 10, 2008, 08:09 PM
westward to the gold
Spanish sail to Mexico
Coronados's quest
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 08:50 PM
Coronado's quest
stealing it from the righteous
leaving them with none
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 15, 2008, 03:11 PM
leaving them with none
the river's child moves onward
weaving river's joy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2008, 05:27 PM
weaving river's joy
threading through the forest green
the Little Pee Dee
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 15, 2008, 05:30 PM
the Little Pee Dee
a storybook character?
the flow makes me laugh!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2008, 05:33 PM
the flow makes me laugh
fishing the Little Pee Dee
small name, big river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 15, 2008, 05:50 PM
small name, big river
fishing the river with Dad
small children, big fish
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2008, 05:58 PM
small children, big fish
yanked out of Lynch's river
childhood memories
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 15, 2008, 06:14 PM
childhood memories
woven around the river
and moss-laden trees
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2008, 07:36 PM
and moss-laden trees
line gently flowing rivers
winding through the south
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 15, 2008, 11:28 PM
winding through the South
that grand Old Man, Mississip,
finds his way to sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 16, 2008, 02:22 AM
finds his way to sea
big barge hauling its wares
from the river lands
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2008, 11:12 AM
from the river lands
Coosawhatchie flows along
friend of the canoe
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 16, 2008, 11:33 AM
friend of the canoe
narrow, winding riverways
a peaceful journey
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2008, 11:41 AM
a peaceful journey
drifting under tupelo
down the Ashepoo
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 16, 2008, 05:23 PM
down the Ashepoo
thinking about those before
Indian canoes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 16, 2008, 05:44 PM
Indian canoes
most holy Varanasi,
city of scripture
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 16, 2008, 05:51 PM
city of scripture
beside the Ganges river
picturesque vision
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2008, 06:31 PM
picturesque vision
trailing hook and line behind
Spanish moss dripping
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 16, 2008, 07:45 PM
spanish moss dripping
louisiana river
crawfish paradise
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2008, 09:10 PM
crawfish paradish
seining in the dark bayou
shooing pelicans
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 17, 2008, 04:44 PM
shooing pelicans
laughing as they all scatter
same as the water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 17, 2008, 07:38 PM
same as the water
the sky is undulating
fluffy clouds make waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 18, 2008, 10:24 AM
fluffy clouds make waves
whitewater rapids above
calm surface below
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
calm surface below
view of river from high cliff
treacherous beauty
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 18, 2008, 04:18 PM
treacherous beauty
luring us like the sirens
remain vigilant
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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 18, 2008, 06:02 PM
remain vigilant;
stand on the bow; look forward
calm waters ahead
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 19, 2008, 05:34 AM
calm waters ahead
just hold on a bit longer
things will get better
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 19, 2008, 11:27 AM
things will get better
rough river will run smoothly
calm waters prevail
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on December 21, 2008, 04:37 AM
calm waters prevail
I'll keep them breathing easy
we have it coming.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 21, 2008, 08:39 AM
we have it coming
via the Santee River
winter provisions
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 01, 2009, 02:46 AM
winter provisions
cold heart in times of dispare
white winter river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 11:35 AM
white winter river
washing edge of complex worlds
troubles swirl away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 08, 2009, 03:55 AM
troubles swirl away
drifting in quiet water
calmed by gentle waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 08, 2009, 04:06 PM
calmed by gentle waves
cradle of life is teeming
infants do slumber
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 10, 2009, 08:47 PM
infants do slumber
within the fresh water streams
small trout fry now rest
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on January 10, 2009, 10:06 PM
small trout fry now rest
how they love to swim the stream
how I love to watch
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 05:44 PM
how I love to watch
fishes gulping surface bugs
still pond in morning
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 11, 2009, 06:42 PM
still pond in morning
as serene and smooth as glass
plunk of fishing line
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 11, 2009, 07:04 PM
plunk of fishing line
small fish nibble at the lure
bluegill on the hook
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 10:23 PM
bluegill on the hook
dinner waits under my feet
don't be swept away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 10:30 PM
don't be swept away
the currents of resentment
only feed the flood
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 10:34 PM
only feed the flood
and washes away my joy
too many days lost
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 10:37 PM
too many days lost
strolling down the river path
joy still remains
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 10:39 PM
joy still remains
despite how many rocks climbed
rest by the current
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on January 12, 2009, 03:47 AM
rest by the current
and renew the spirit man
then both rise and walk
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 12, 2009, 10:53 AM
then both rise and walk
scurry to the riverbank
at the crack of dawn
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 14, 2009, 08:53 PM
at the crack of dawn
mist rises on calm waters
hear haunting loon's song
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on January 14, 2009, 10:54 PM
hear haunting loon's song
how I love to linger here
the river soothes me

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on January 15, 2009, 12:40 AM
the river soothes me
munching bruised fruit from the bowl
of Humanity

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on January 15, 2009, 02:22 AM
of Humanity
I know of only one man
who is the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 17, 2009, 07:04 AM
who is the river
Narcissus, beautiful youth
you scorned Echo's love
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 25, 2009, 09:35 AM
you scorned Echo's love
tossed the arrow in the bourn
on Valentine's day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 25, 2009, 06:45 PM
on Valentine's day
Cupid's arrow hits its mark
locked hearts in the stream
 :hearts
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 26, 2009, 11:26 AM
locked hearts in the stream
lazily slipping away
to oblivion
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 29, 2009, 04:49 AM
to oblivion
over the falls we plummet
without a paddle!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 29, 2009, 10:48 AM
without a paddle
we drift crazily downstream
no anchor to hold
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 02:26 AM
no anchor to hold
only hearts and hands entwined
seeking water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 09:24 AM
seeking water's edge
otter's delicate balance
fishing for Quahogs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 11:20 AM
fishing for quahogs
raccoons' midnight banquet hall
under a full moon
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 06:03 PM
under a full moon
river bank comes alive with
bullfrogs' echoed songs 
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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on January 30, 2009, 06:06 PM
bullfrogs' echoed songs 
green chorus filling the air
bounce off the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 09:06 PM
bounce off the river
stones hurled by little lads' hands
skippity-skip-skip
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 09:15 PM
skippity-skip-skip
dragonflies on the surface
skimming for a drink

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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 09:18 PM
skimming for a drink
summer's thirst quenched in the stream
deer sprawl spindly legs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 09:25 PM
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deer sprawl spindly legs
sunning on the river bank
grazing on the grass
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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 09:30 PM
grazing on the grass
wild horses munch greedily
river lazes by
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 09:35 PM
river lazes by
a soft wind catches their tails
on the river bank
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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 09:38 PM
on the river bank
fishing pole dips in river
catfish on the line
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 09:50 PM
catfish on the line
caught in river's murky slough
a great place to fish

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Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 09:59 PM
a great place to fish
around the bend, deep in woods
secret hideaway
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 31, 2009, 03:49 PM
secret hideaway
where water is still as glass
plunk of fishing line
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 31, 2009, 06:25 PM
plunk of fishing line
an ice cold beer in my hand
worries fade away...

elise, you sound like my kind of people! that picture
you posted is exactly the type of fishing spot I look for.
I'm just itching for spring so I can take the boat out!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 31, 2009, 06:59 PM
worries fade away...
alone with nature's bounty
water soothes the soul

Hey Cookie...can I come???
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on February 03, 2009, 06:03 AM
Hey, elise~ get yer tackle box and jump in the boat!
I'll bring the beer!

water soothes the soul
worldly concerns drift away
rocked by gentle waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 03, 2009, 11:20 AM
rocked by gentle waves
snoozing in my old John boat
line drifting behind
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on February 03, 2009, 12:07 PM
line drifting behind
the surface of the river
a steady friendship
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 03, 2009, 07:09 PM
a steady friendship
fishing pole, beer and river
no conversation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 04, 2009, 10:36 AM
no conversation
the river slips silently
fish only whisper
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 07, 2009, 04:42 PM
fish only whisper
afraid the bait will find them
underwater stealth
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 08, 2009, 01:27 PM
underwater stealth
water snakes slip between rocks
eyeing dangling toes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on February 08, 2009, 08:35 PM
eyeing dangling toes
without thought to one's bad nerves
but cool waters cool
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 09, 2009, 06:18 AM
but cool waters cool
soothing on a summer day
lazily drifting
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 10, 2009, 10:43 AM
lazily drifting
shimmering in the dark woods
quiet silver stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on February 13, 2009, 03:28 AM
quiet silver stream
cool breeze ripples the water
adrift in moonlight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 13, 2009, 02:24 PM
adrift in moonlight
two lovers in a canoe
lips silently meet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 13, 2009, 05:26 PM
lips silently meet
under a Valentine moon
at the water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 16, 2009, 01:49 PM
at the water's edge
ethereals emerging
their beauty won't last
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 05:05 AM
their beauty won't last
nature's way is ebb and flow
making all things new

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 18, 2009, 11:18 AM
making all things new
floods wash away transgressions
leaving innocence
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 04:46 PM
leaving innocence
on the banks of the river
after storm's revenge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 18, 2009, 07:08 PM
after storm's revenge
leaves and limbs float passively
down the calm river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 11:48 PM
down the calm river
dragonflies swoop down to drink
moss hanging from limbs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 10:54 AM
moss hanging from limbs
Black Mingo crawls through dark woods
catfish are sleeping
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 23, 2009, 02:56 PM
catfish are sleeping
traut lines loaded and waiting
the table is set
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 07:56 PM
the table is set
picnicking under the pines
river lazes by
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 28, 2009, 06:35 PM
river lazes by
picnic blanket holiday
perfectly sublime
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on March 01, 2009, 12:45 AM
perfectly sublime
the wheat fields flat as they are
give me the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 01, 2009, 05:46 AM
give me the river
homemade boat made of balsa
on untamed currents
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on March 01, 2009, 03:58 PM
on untamed currents
untangled like baby hair
the flow is easy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 01, 2009, 08:15 PM
the flow is easy
lazily riding the tide
trolling for stripers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 06, 2009, 04:12 AM
trolling for stripers
skimming the glassy surface
wind is calm today
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 06, 2009, 04:20 PM
wind is calm today
fiddleheads poke out lace fronds
frogs snooze on creek rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 08, 2009, 12:13 AM
frogs snooze on creek rocks
turtles bask in the hot sun
lulled by quiet waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 15, 2009, 11:47 AM
lulled by quiet waves
gently cradling my boat
dreaming silent hopes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on March 15, 2009, 08:41 PM
dreaming silent hopes
joys spinning in giant waves
wait for tomorrow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Lady SunShine on March 15, 2009, 09:02 PM
wait for tomorrow
refueling tadpole toddlers
exploring fresh paths


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystical12 on March 15, 2009, 09:12 PM
Exploring fresh paths,
I find Infinity's heart
In crystal waters.

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 16, 2009, 10:41 AM
in crystal waters
destination became clear
the future shimmered
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 19, 2009, 05:35 AM
the future shimmered
promise floats on rainbow waves
bright new beginning
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 19, 2009, 09:44 AM
bright new beginning
dragonfly flitting at dawn
skimming the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 19, 2009, 08:40 PM
skimming the river
kingfishers hunt for dinner
beneath calm waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2009, 03:44 PM
beneath calm waters
hidden minnows school below
eluding my net
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on March 22, 2009, 05:01 PM
eluding my net
and making my stomach growl
wishing for bread scrapes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2009, 10:25 PM
wishing for bread scraps
ducklings scour the waters
search for a nibble
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 23, 2009, 05:47 PM
search for a nibble
little bluegills blow bubbles
hunting for mayflies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 23, 2009, 08:17 PM
hunting for mayflies
dashing by the river's edge
wearies spring children
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on March 24, 2009, 02:06 AM
wearies spring children
but satisfies the longing
before a cool drink
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 24, 2009, 11:06 AM
before a cool drink
quenching, swirling springs invite:
inaccessible
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 24, 2009, 05:33 PM
inaccessible
large branches forbid entrance
fishing line tangled
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 26, 2009, 09:45 AM
fishing line tangled
boat capsizes into stream
bass giggle away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on March 27, 2009, 10:46 AM
bass giggle away
lures sparkle in summer sun
returning empty
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 29, 2009, 12:47 PM
returning empty
reed creels and picnic baskets:
sunburned faces full
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 29, 2009, 10:56 PM
sunburned faces full
freckles on your reddened cheeks
swimming hole frolic!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 30, 2009, 10:02 AM
swimming hole frolic
splashing in the tidal pool
searching for mussels
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 30, 2009, 08:42 PM

searching for mussels
digging in the sand for clams
splashing in the surf
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 31, 2009, 12:34 PM
splashing in the surf
raindrops dance with abandon
insaturation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on April 05, 2009, 09:06 PM
insaturation
my swimsuit is soaking wet
my head has been dipped
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 06, 2009, 09:54 AM
my head has been dipped
cleansing waters wash me new
invigorated
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 25, 2009, 12:22 AM
invigorated
tens of thousands of dollars
ripple through my  hands
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 05, 2009, 01:06 PM
ripple through my hands
little creek along the woods
tease me with your mirth
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 05, 2009, 02:25 PM
tease me with your mirth
the gladness of your journey
may I follow you?
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 06, 2009, 09:03 PM

may I follow you
across the moonlit waters?
we'll sail together
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 07, 2009, 06:54 PM
we'll sail together
you fishing for compliments,
while I set the hook
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 07, 2009, 07:03 PM
Mystic, what a silly sweet verse... love it!


while I set the hook
reeling you in with sweet words,
my catch of the day!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 09, 2009, 11:45 AM
my catch of the day
snagged from the idle river
cane pole and I loaf
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 09, 2009, 05:21 PM
cane pole and I loaf
hot sun closes sleepy eyes
cool ripples on toes
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Post by: Kay on May 10, 2009, 12:57 AM
cool ripples on toes
its what's between them that counts
that fresh cold river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 10, 2009, 07:14 PM
that fresh cold river
toes dipped 'neath lemon tree shade
mix pink lemonade
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 11, 2009, 01:51 AM
mix pink lemonade
and sip it with a reed straw
cattail pond shandy!

(a shandy is a drink made with lemonade and beer)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 12, 2009, 10:21 AM
Hmmmm. That would be an interesting combination. What's the ratio for a shandy?

cattail pond shandy
and a fishing pole in hand
pure satisfaction
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 12, 2009, 05:22 PM
hey, witt.. seems that every country has there own recipe for a shandy.. beer or ale mixed with ginger ale or 7-up or any number of citus drinks.. I like a lemon shandy.. half beer and half sour lemonade. My recipe for the 'lemonade' is made with club soda and lemonade mix.. good and sour and very refreshing on a hot summer day.

pure satisfaction
a sunny summer respite
tubing down a stream

(with a lemon shandy!)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 13, 2009, 05:14 PM
tubing down a stream,
lazy fingers trail behind
gathering tan lines

Hopefully I'll only gather tan lines...not Black and Tan lines.
Black and Tan is a pale ale layered with Guiness Stout on top.
(That's a truly mixed beer  ;D)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 19, 2009, 09:02 AM
I'll have a  Black and Tan

gathering tan lines
johnboats' bow bumping the shore;
asleep in the sun
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 22, 2009, 03:38 AM
asleep in the sun
lulled by the lapping of waves
liquid melodies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 22, 2009, 05:32 AM
liquid melodies,
a symphony of ancients
in monsoon season
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 23, 2009, 12:27 PM
in monsoon season
rivers puddle on the lawn
happy are the ducks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 26, 2009, 06:28 PM

happy are the ducks
that dabble in slow waters
swimming with tails up


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/20080226123819_dabblers.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 27, 2009, 02:06 PM
swimming with their tails up
tigers cross the raging ford
nescient meal awaits
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 27, 2009, 03:28 PM
nescient meal awaits
pike slowly circles beneath
stalking careless duck
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2009, 08:13 PM
stalking careless duck
keeps me from moving along
this dry ole river


(how I love your end line, Cookie)
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 28, 2009, 07:32 PM
heya, Kay..

..those poor ducks... that was a brutal haiku!

this dry ole river
it's bed baked by the hot sun
waiting for the rain
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Post by: witt on May 29, 2009, 01:12 PM
waiting for the rain
creekbed drying due to drought
tadpoles hide in mud
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 29, 2009, 02:30 PM
tadpoles hide in mud
at least they let their dirt show
the river cleanses
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 29, 2009, 05:26 PM
the river cleanses
skipping over rocks and stones
naked abandon
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 29, 2009, 07:17 PM
naked abandon
skinny dipping in cool pond
rosy dimpled cheeks!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 29, 2009, 07:25 PM
rosy dimpled cheeks!
my new little granddaughter
cries like the river!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 01, 2009, 01:11 PM
cries like the river
calling me to hurry home
nostalgia returns
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 01, 2009, 03:30 PM
nostalgia returns
paddle wheels and whitewashed fence
'neath a willow's shade
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Post by: witt on June 01, 2009, 05:10 PM
'neath a willow's shade
digging in the rich, soft earth
river turtles work
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 03, 2009, 03:57 PM
river turtles work
making their nests for new eggs
beach front nursery
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Post by: witt on June 03, 2009, 06:58 PM
beach front nursery
rapidly disappearing
sand dunes and sea oats
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on June 10, 2009, 02:49 AM
sand dunes and sea oats
washed away with a wild tide
kernel by kernel
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 11, 2009, 03:27 AM
kernel by kernel
that old moon river shines on
one sip at a time
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2009, 05:24 AM
one sip at a time
neon spring served on the rocks,
Tequila sunrise
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 11, 2009, 05:09 PM
Tequila sunrise
eagles fly into a point
before the river divides
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 13, 2009, 12:54 PM
The line before the river divides is 7 syllables. I'll just drop two.

the river divides
a question mark arises
where are the catfish
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 13, 2009, 05:35 PM
where are the catfish
that were swimming in the stream
drawn out by my hand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 13, 2009, 07:02 PM
drawn out by my hand
reach deep to grasp unseen goal
noodlng flatheads
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 14, 2009, 02:17 AM
noodlng flatheads
anything to keep me here
near the river's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on June 14, 2009, 02:45 AM
near the river's edge
dreadful fear of falling in
i'm unable to swim
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 15, 2009, 12:26 PM
unable to swim
a giant round inner tube
will have to suffice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 29, 2009, 06:01 PM
will have to suffice
a tree limb floats just as well
nature's inner tube!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 01, 2009, 12:05 AM
nature's inner tube
the thick around the middle
always above water!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 01, 2009, 01:01 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 01, 2009, 11:36 AM
always above water
lifted high over the waves
buoyancy prevails
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 02, 2009, 11:43 PM
bouyancy prevails
ducks bob along with the waves
fine feathered flotsam

 :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 03, 2009, 01:37 PM
fine feathered flotsam
drifting along on the tide
dipping for minnows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 03, 2009, 05:41 PM
dipping for minnows
escaping the heat of day
by wetting their heads
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2009, 07:10 PM
nice one Rach.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 04, 2009, 01:38 AM
thanks.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 04, 2009, 12:30 PM
by wetting their heads
ducks are baptized in the stream
darlings innocence
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 09, 2009, 04:19 AM
darlings innocence
small ones splash in shallow pools
sweet water-babies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 09, 2009, 12:55 PM
sweet water-babies
bubbles giggling out the nose
eyes wide with delight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 09, 2009, 11:28 PM
eyes wide with delight
awed at their first glimpse of life
wriggling tadpoles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 10, 2009, 04:30 PM
wriggling tadpoles
find calm refuge near the shore
safe from hungry bass
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 10, 2009, 05:57 PM
safe from hungry bass
bait wriggled free from the hook
worm liberation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 11, 2009, 07:12 PM
worm liberation
slither for another day
outside battling waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 11, 2009, 07:53 PM
outside battling waves
terror on the sinking ship
peace within my soul
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
peace within my soul
many lost loives still a fret
will they only drown?
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 12, 2009, 12:16 PM
will they only drown
or will they suffer in pain
a quick death is best
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 17, 2009, 02:42 AM
a quick death is best
unless a life jacket found
lone situation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 17, 2009, 05:44 PM
lone situation
drifting along in a stream
summer amusement
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 19, 2009, 12:30 AM
summer amusement
go fishing on my birthday
sunshine memories!

 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 19, 2009, 08:44 AM
sunshine memories
jumping into the lagoon
searching for seashells
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 19, 2009, 05:28 PM
searching for seashells
fitting accomdations
for new hermit crabs

(my nephews received hermit crabs for their birthdays in June.)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 19, 2009, 07:35 PM
for new hermit crabs
but they flee for newer waters
warmer, friendlier
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 20, 2009, 04:57 PM
warmer, friendlier
a quest for a place to rest
searching for a stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2009, 02:14 AM
searching for a stream
return to their beginnings
salmon consciousness
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 22, 2009, 01:44 AM
salmon consciousness
while they are bringing their school
a new waterbed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 22, 2009, 03:01 PM
a new waterbed
overflowing with large bream
swimming in the slough
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 23, 2009, 12:05 AM
swimming in the slough
listening to the croaking frogs
deep in the bayou
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 23, 2009, 11:29 AM
deep in the bayou
pirogues drifting silently
rope nets following
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 23, 2009, 12:02 PM
rope nets following
shrimp boats trail in the sunrise
a movable feast
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 24, 2009, 02:32 AM
a movable feast
small fry tempt large hungry bass
river smorgasbord
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 25, 2009, 11:07 AM
river smörgåsbord
minnows swim in a flurry
escaping quick death
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on July 27, 2009, 12:52 AM
escaping quick death
they will ride an angry wave
to a waiting branch
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 27, 2009, 05:57 PM
to a waiting branch
swam from the tributary
now they're up the creek
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 28, 2009, 04:36 PM
now they're up the creek
in an old leaky john boat
paddling for the shore
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 28, 2009, 06:37 PM
paddling for the shore
storm clouds rumbling overhead
choppy waves threaten
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on August 07, 2009, 01:03 AM
choppy waves threaten
hope to sink their livelihood
their very purpose
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 07, 2009, 11:27 AM
their very purpose
given by the Creator
for our sustenance
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on August 08, 2009, 01:38 AM
for our sustenance
our God made the rolling waters
to speak to our lives
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 12, 2009, 01:53 AM
to speak to our lives
with ducet, soothing waters
nature's lullaby
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 13, 2009, 10:57 AM
nature's lullaby
peepers calling in the trees
silk waters lapping
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 13, 2009, 05:06 PM
silk waters lapping
at the shores of Paradise
galaxies shimmer
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 17, 2009, 10:03 AM
galaxies shimmer
within the cosmic river
flowing Milky Way
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
flowing Milky Way
drifting through God's great river
never-ending space
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 25, 2009, 04:51 PM
never-ending space
horizon to horizon
sailing on the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2009, 06:28 PM
sailing on the sea
explorers venture forward
quest for new frontiers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on August 27, 2009, 01:20 AM
quest for new frontiers
and lifegiving riverbanks
with much current
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 27, 2009, 09:39 AM
with much current
our boat is hauled down the stream
white river rapids
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Bill on August 28, 2009, 03:40 AM
White river rapids
Frothing with its rage as we
Paddle on laughing.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 29, 2009, 09:58 AM
paddle on laughing
swirling around in circles
in our inner tube
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on September 03, 2009, 01:30 AM
in our inner tube
water droplets splashing upward
wetness on my skin
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2009, 05:28 PM
wetness on my skin
rubber boots beside the door
waiting patiently
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on September 09, 2009, 01:26 AM
waiting patiently
for the summer rains to pass
and a little swim
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 09, 2009, 11:10 AM
and a little swim
in a shimmering blue pool
end of summer fun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 10, 2009, 11:02 PM
end of summer fun
white caps foam on cold water
stirred by frigid winds
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on September 11, 2009, 12:52 AM
stirred by frigid winds
and wet my head under water
it brings on the chills
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 11, 2009, 10:20 AM
it brings on the chills
mists from waterfalls cover
gawking spectators
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on September 19, 2009, 12:03 AM
gawking spectators
just wishing to jump right in
liquid joy beneath
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 19, 2009, 09:37 AM
liquid joy beneath
aching weary swollen feet
bathing in the cool
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 20, 2009, 12:20 AM
bathing in the cool
chilled water make me shiver
goosebumps chase the heat
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on September 20, 2009, 11:38 PM
goosebumps chase the heat
the chills crawl slowly upward
covering like the water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 24, 2009, 09:03 AM
covering water
your life washes over me
bathing me in love
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on October 08, 2009, 12:50 AM
bathing me in love
sweet flowers sit on the bank
and toes in the water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 08, 2009, 11:28 AM
toes in the water
face uplifted to the sun
summer lazy day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on October 09, 2009, 11:49 PM
summer lazy day
i'll take a little boat ride
hear swishing down low
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 10, 2009, 05:37 AM
hear swishing down low
as the whirlpool swirls around
leaves dance in circles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 16, 2009, 12:39 PM
leaves dance in circles
orchestrated by the wind
autumn's ballroom waltz
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 16, 2009, 04:53 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2174/1571831260_2b15aafa06.jpg)

Witt, I love how you carried the theme in each line..! Line 1.. 'dance', Line 2.. 'orchestrated', Line 3.. 'waltz'.

autumn's ballroom waltz
bright gowns of golden yellow
floating minuet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on October 18, 2009, 10:04 PM
jump jump to the stones
as they poke their heads on up
their bodies can swim
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 19, 2009, 11:26 AM
their bodies can swim
bobbing in the placid stream
buoyant happiness
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on October 22, 2009, 12:22 AM
buoyant happiness
let's hope that you also float
meet you at the bottom
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 22, 2009, 11:29 AM
meet you at the bottom
wearing all the scuba gear
searching for oysters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on October 30, 2009, 02:21 AM
searching for oysters
join me at the picnic table
after we dry off
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 30, 2009, 12:58 PM
after we dry off
we will sit by the river
sharing secret dreams
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2009, 12:22 PM
sharing secret dreams
on the banks of memory
cattails in twilight

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 31, 2009, 12:37 PM
cattails in twilight
soldiers on the river's edge
nodding their brown heads
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on November 03, 2009, 07:55 AM
lupins colour banks
reflect on river surface
cockerbullies dart
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 04, 2009, 11:18 AM
Where's the tag?

The tag line should be

nodding their brown heads

Now, the tag line on yours would be

cockerbullies dart
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 04, 2009, 11:24 AM
cockerbullies dart
dashing from Lake Taupo trout
aquatic fish life
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 05, 2009, 06:21 PM

cattails in twilight
purple waves, shimmering stars
the loon's cry echoes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 05, 2009, 06:33 PM
Boy, are we off on the tag lines or what?
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 05, 2009, 06:59 PM
omg! we (I) sure am!!!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on November 12, 2009, 01:56 AM
i'll get us started again:

aquatic fish life
always swimming all day long
no worry of drowning
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 13, 2009, 12:42 PM
no worry drowning
poling down the rough river
raft is tightly bound
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on November 24, 2009, 02:23 AM
raft is tightly bound
these family times are special
head dipping is fun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 24, 2009, 11:13 AM
head dipping is fun
skipping rocks and holding hands
just being with you
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: GaerLlwyd on November 28, 2009, 02:41 PM
just being with you
air fills with scent of lotus
bloom opening greets
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 28, 2009, 09:40 PM
bloom opening greets
first crocus of the season
sunshine bursts from dirt
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on December 09, 2009, 01:29 AM
sunshine bursts from dirt
but the sand becomes gritty
and feet start to hurt
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2009, 09:57 AM
when feet start to hurt
dangle them in the river
massaging whirlpool
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 14, 2009, 08:15 AM
massaging whirlpool
tired feet dangle in pleasure
sun sparks on surface. :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 14, 2009, 11:15 AM
sun sparks on surface
glistening on the frozen pond
ready for skating
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 15, 2009, 06:52 AM
ready for skating
ice glistening in bright sunshine
Winter carousel
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2009, 12:22 PM
winter carousel
snow swirling in white circles
follow river's path
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on December 16, 2009, 12:48 AM
follow river's path
if you are lost in the woods
finding your way home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 16, 2009, 08:05 AM
finding your way home
alongside flowing waters
wherein  lights shimmer
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2009, 10:28 AM
wherein lights shimmer
underneath the harvest moon
serene rivers sleep
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 18, 2009, 07:33 AM
serene rivers sleep
under a full Summer moon
gently lapping banks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 18, 2009, 09:56 AM
gently lapping banks
calling me back to summer ―
to the fishing hole
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 19, 2009, 07:34 AM
to the fishing hole
a young boy and his father
river rippling by
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 19, 2009, 10:01 AM
river rippling by
ice gathers on the edges
deer tracks in the snow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 22, 2009, 01:23 AM
deer tracks in the snow
leading down to the river
cold flowing waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 22, 2009, 10:30 AM
cold flowing waters
tumbling over mossy rocks
rushing toward the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 08:18 AM
rushing toward the sea
flood waters whirling, twisting
carrying debris
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 23, 2009, 11:44 AM
carrying debris
rampaging winter waters
clean up for summer
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 10:26 PM
clean up for summer
our swimming holes inspected
river sings sweetly
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 24, 2009, 10:11 AM
river sings sweetly
tumbling over rocks, laughing
screaming over cliffs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 26, 2009, 06:23 AM
screaming over cliffs
holding hands jump together
river enfolds us
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 26, 2009, 10:23 AM
river enfolds us
relaxing swirling whirlpool
gently massaging
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 27, 2009, 08:07 AM
gently massaging
tired feet in cool river stream
wonderful relief
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 27, 2009, 12:54 PM
wonderful relief
flooding waters did retreat
before reaching home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2009, 06:50 AM
before reaching home
five minutes on river bank
to dabble our feet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 28, 2009, 12:49 PM
to dabble our feet
once again in the river
this one wish I pray
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 30, 2009, 09:31 AM
this one wish I pray
a day's fishing on river
on a fine spring day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 30, 2009, 09:58 AM
on a fine spring day
children hunt for polliwogs
scurrying through pools
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 31, 2009, 08:54 AM
scurrying through pools
water still muddy after
a mid-autumn storm
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 31, 2009, 09:39 AM
a mid-autumn storm
whipping leaves across bare lawns
whitecaps on the pond
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 01, 2010, 10:53 AM
whitecaps on the pond
breaking reflected image
westerly wind blows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 01, 2010, 11:13 AM
westerly wind blows
screaming across the marshes
whipping coats and scarves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 03, 2010, 09:15 AM
whipping coats and scarves
speed boat races across lake
feeling of freedom
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2010, 12:51 PM
I love the picture that you achieved here, K!

feeling of freedom
wooden skis upon my feet
water rooster tail
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 04, 2010, 01:58 AM
water rooster tail
sudden overturn in lake
coughing I surface
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Post by: witt on January 04, 2010, 01:47 PM
coughing I surface
rafting over waterfalls
not a good idea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 05, 2010, 09:49 AM
not a good idea
crossing swollen flood waters
swept downstream struggling
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Post by: witt on January 05, 2010, 10:15 AM
swept downstream struggling
chow caught in icy waters
rescued by neighbors
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 07, 2010, 08:47 AM
rescued by neighbors
canoe wrecked on jagged rocks
river in full flow
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Post by: witt on January 07, 2010, 10:30 AM
river in full flow
winter rains came in torrents
still pond is ice bound
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Post by: Kuranui on January 08, 2010, 06:00 AM
still pond is ice bound
skaters practicing their craft
more snow predicted
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 08, 2010, 11:05 AM
more snow predicted
skates are polished and gleaming
pond is frozen hard
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Post by: Kuranui on January 09, 2010, 09:35 AM
pond is frozen hard
winter's cruel hand dominates
beautiful but harsh
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 09, 2010, 10:30 AM
beautiful but harsh
potent roaring white rapids
rumbling waterfalls
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Post by: Kuranui on January 10, 2010, 09:50 AM
rumbling waterfalls
surrounding bush echoes sound
river flows onward
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Post by: witt on January 10, 2010, 10:40 AM
river flows onward
despite ice encrusted banks
trying to hold her
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Post by: Kuranui on January 12, 2010, 06:05 AM
trying to hold her
but my pet duckling struggles
to reach the water
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Post by: witt on January 12, 2010, 09:41 AM
to reach the water
traverse through the rough terrain
find a quiet spot
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Post by: Kuranui on January 15, 2010, 07:13 AM
find a quiet spot
music of rippling river
echoes in my heart
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Post by: witt on January 15, 2010, 11:06 AM
echoes in my heart
reminiscence of childhood
the old swimming hole
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Post by: Kuranui on January 16, 2010, 06:39 AM
the old swimming hole
rope swing still hangs from willow
children's happy cries
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Post by: witt on January 16, 2010, 11:08 AM
children's happy cries
splashing in the tidal pool
chasing fiddler crabs
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Post by: Kuranui on January 17, 2010, 09:15 AM
chasing fiddler crabs
river weed provides shelter
sunhats and swimsuits
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Post by: witt on January 18, 2010, 11:21 AM
sun hats and swimsuits
sunglasses perched on the nose
fishing lines in streams
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Post by: Kuranui on January 19, 2010, 06:59 AM
fishing lines in streams
campfires ready to be lit
mouth watering meal
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Post by: witt on January 19, 2010, 10:30 AM
mouth-watering meal
fried catfish over the fire
by the river's edge
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Post by: Kuranui on January 20, 2010, 09:41 AM
by the river's edge
foxgloves and daisies flourish
reflected below
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Post by: witt on January 20, 2010, 10:06 AM
reflected below
cooter nibbles worm on hook
fisherman napping
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Post by: Kuranui on January 22, 2010, 09:56 AM
fisherman napping
rod and reel lie abandoned
tent pitched by stream
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Post by: witt on January 22, 2010, 10:37 AM
tent pitched by the stream
campfire embers smoldering
crickets break silence
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 23, 2010, 03:06 AM
crickets break silence
frogs croak in twilight water
white swan glides on pond
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Post by: witt on January 23, 2010, 09:43 AM
white swan glides on pond
largemouth bass breaks calm surface
morning has arrived
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 24, 2010, 07:25 AM
morning has arrived
mist rises from river banks
wet rocks glistening
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Post by: witt on January 24, 2010, 12:31 PM
wet rocks glistening
sun skipping across the rill
turtles are basking
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Post by: elise on January 24, 2010, 10:35 PM
turtles are basking
drying under sunny rays
perfect afternoon
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 25, 2010, 12:42 AM
perfect afternoon
children laugh at river's edge
a fish jumps nearby
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Post by: witt on January 25, 2010, 03:52 PM
a fish jumps nearby
leaving ripples in its wake
grab the fishing pole
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 26, 2010, 04:16 AM
grab the fishing pole
swing it out toward the ripple
waiting for a bite
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 26, 2010, 06:54 AM
waiting for a bite
relaxing in the sunshine
dog flopped in long grass
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Post by: witt on January 26, 2010, 09:13 AM
dog flopped in long grass
skippers dance on the water
crimson sun-tinged sky
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 27, 2010, 07:00 AM
crimson sun-tinged sky
reflected in quiet stream
watercress garden
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Post by: witt on January 27, 2010, 11:24 AM
watercress garden
hidden: growing thick and lush
free to pick and eat
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 28, 2010, 12:29 AM
free to pick and eat
berries grow at water's edge
nature's juicy gift
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 28, 2010, 09:52 AM
nature's juicy gift
blackberries on river bank
kids fingers sticky
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 28, 2010, 10:22 AM
kids' fingers sticky
eating candy on the dock
watching the sunset
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Post by: elise on January 29, 2010, 02:06 AM
watching the sunset
locusts buzz in mossy trees
river bank's music
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 29, 2010, 10:03 AM
river bank's music
water rushing over stones
toward the ocean
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 29, 2010, 12:14 PM
toward the ocean
memories fly on gull wings
quiet safe haven
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2010, 04:38 AM
quiet safe haven
restful time of reflection
peace at water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 30, 2010, 07:14 AM
peace at water's edge
quiet ripples stroke shingle
dragonfly hovers
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Post by: witt on January 30, 2010, 12:59 PM

dragonfly hovers
eyes bulging, wings fluttering
sipping from birdbath
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Post by: Kuranui on January 31, 2010, 08:12 AM
sipping from birdbath
young starling takes to the sky
landing by river
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Post by: witt on January 31, 2010, 10:03 AM
landing by river
large flock of Canada geese
take up housekeeping
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 01, 2010, 08:50 AM
take up housekeeping
beaver maintaining his dam
river keeps flowing
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Post by: witt on February 01, 2010, 12:52 PM
river keeps flowing
over rocks and down the cliffs
foaming waterfalls
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 02, 2010, 08:34 AM
foaming waterfalls
tumbling through narrow gorges
sound echoes from cliffs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 02, 2010, 11:01 AM
sound echoes from cliffs
blue skies meet white mountain peaks
evergreens splotch snow
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Post by: elise on February 03, 2010, 03:01 AM
evergreens splotch snow
river's edge a winter scene
pristine paradise
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Post by: Kuranui on February 03, 2010, 05:44 AM
pristine paradise
dotted with rivers and lakes
wilderness beauty
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 03, 2010, 11:40 AM
wilderness beauty
wildflowers growing by springs
Texas bluebonnets
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Post by: elise on February 03, 2010, 10:10 PM
Texas bluebonnets
beautiful blanket of blue
riverbank carpet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 04, 2010, 11:07 AM
river bank carpet
mossy green beside blue stream
young lovers sharing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 04, 2010, 01:25 PM
young lovers sharing
wine and cheese beside the lake
fingertips skimming
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 06, 2010, 06:21 AM
fingertips skimming
trailing through the river's flow
to tickle a fish
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 06, 2010, 06:30 AM
to tickle a fish
wiggling, darting through fingers
slippery escape
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 06, 2010, 10:15 AM
slippery escape
rainbow trout unhooks itself
swims off to freedom
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on February 06, 2010, 05:56 PM
swims off to freedom
the worms just don't taste that good
they'll eat bread instead
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 07, 2010, 07:10 AM
they'll eat bread instead
dropped its filling in river
current washed away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 07, 2010, 12:33 PM
current washed away
cattails by the riverbank
flood waters rising
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 08, 2010, 12:10 AM
flood waters rising
banks disappearing beneath
cattle moved higher
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Post by: witt on February 08, 2010, 02:11 PM
cattle moved higher
along the flowing river
seeking tender grass
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 09, 2010, 06:32 AM
seeking tender grass
sheep graze, slowly moving close
to banks of river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 09, 2010, 12:33 PM
to banks of river
children run from the meadow
heartily laughing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 10, 2010, 08:29 AM
heartily laughing
kookaburra by river
bubbling water flows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 10, 2010, 11:23 AM
bubbling water flows
curving through dark forest
vines tickle the stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 11, 2010, 04:28 AM
vines tickle the stream
reflecting in the shallows
cockerbullies dart
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Post by: witt on February 11, 2010, 10:11 AM
cockerbullies dart
bullfrogs begin their croaking
impending rainstorm
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 12, 2010, 09:39 AM
impending rainstorm
inky clouds cover the sky
drops join river's flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 12, 2010, 10:11 AM
drops join river's flow
rivulets of mud merging
no fishing today
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 10:16 AM
no fishing today
picking watercress instead
sun sparks on river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 13, 2010, 12:16 PM
sun sparks on river
ice crystals deposited
on the crusty bank
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 11:26 PM
on the crusty bank
duck and ducklings search for food
geese honk their protests
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Post by: witt on February 14, 2010, 11:26 AM
geese honk their protests
silhouetted in blue skies
river reflection
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Post by: Kuranui on February 15, 2010, 10:13 AM
river reflection
silver ripples around rocks
quiet flowing stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 15, 2010, 12:41 PM
quiet flowing stream
meandering through woodlands
clematis scrambles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 16, 2010, 03:02 AM
clematis scrambles
clinging to wide hillside trees
blooms drop to river
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Post by: witt on February 16, 2010, 10:33 AM
Lovely image, K!



blooms drop to river
congregating together
white leis on the brim
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Post by: Kuranui on February 17, 2010, 01:23 AM
Thank you, Witt.


white leis on the brim
daisies flutter in the grass
river bank decor
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Post by: witt on February 17, 2010, 10:16 AM
riverbank decor
ephemerals grow in shade
trillium bursts forth
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 18, 2010, 10:38 AM
trillium bursts forth
cool water dances beside
frog croaks on lilies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 18, 2010, 11:34 AM
frog croaks on lilies
fish make ripples in the pool
frittillaria
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Post by: Kuranui on February 19, 2010, 06:08 AM
frittillaria
beautifying blue river
tempting me to pick
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 19, 2010, 12:04 PM
tempting me to pick
between the stream or the pond
hungry fish jumping
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 20, 2010, 10:39 AM
hungry fish jumping
ripples on river surface
fisherman casts fly
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 20, 2010, 11:51 AM
fisherman casts fly
rushing waters tug the line
anticipation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 21, 2010, 07:56 AM
anticipation
around next bend in the river
oars flash in and out
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 21, 2010, 06:15 PM
oars flash in and out
sculling the glassy river
to row is to live
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 03:25 AM
to row is to live
desperation lends more power
river current strong
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 22, 2010, 12:18 PM
river current strong
turbulent waters flowing
must be the spring thaw
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on February 22, 2010, 08:45 PM
must be the spring thaw
with a current all its own
slowly finishing
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Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 11:48 PM
slowly finishing
beaver building his strong dam
banking up river
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Post by: witt on February 23, 2010, 12:13 PM
banking up river
creating a serene pond
blue heron fishes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 24, 2010, 01:17 AM
blue heron fishes
trees reflect green in river
refreshing waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 24, 2010, 01:08 PM
refreshing waters
caught in vegetative cups
large elephant ears
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 25, 2010, 04:32 AM
large elephant ears
flap happily in river
mahout enjoys swim
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 25, 2010, 01:17 PM
mahout enjoys swim
cooling off at water hole
in the heat of day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 26, 2010, 09:39 AM
in the heat of day
cattle shelter under trees
along river bank
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on February 26, 2010, 06:15 PM
along river bank
remnants of the harsh winter
slowly fade away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 27, 2010, 12:27 AM
slowly fade away
mists of evening overcome
river never stops
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 27, 2010, 10:13 AM
river never stops
gripped in the throes of winter
Mississippi moves
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Post by: Kuranui on March 01, 2010, 06:16 AM
Mississippi moves
riverboat steams its way north
people line railings
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 01, 2010, 03:44 PM
people line railings
watching for the sight of whales
breaching through blue waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 02, 2010, 02:09 AM
breaching through blue waves
making for southern oceans
half a world away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 02, 2010, 11:01 AM
half a world away
in the land of midnight sun
fjords frost over
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 03, 2010, 09:55 AM
fjords frost over
flooded river mouths empty
peaks stare glumly down
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 03, 2010, 01:30 PM
peaks stare glumly down
river runs in deep canyon
blindly unaware
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 04, 2010, 03:28 AM
blindly unaware
salmon fight their way upstream
not knowing bears wait
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 04, 2010, 12:58 PM
not knowing bears wait
campers traipse through wooded tracts
fording through wetlands
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 05, 2010, 07:46 AM
fording through wetlands
four wheel drive adventure time
four young men enjoy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 05, 2010, 12:16 PM
four young men enjoy
slogging through the dark bayou
binoculars hang
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 06, 2010, 07:10 AM
binoculars hang
tourists listen to tour guide
river reflections
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 06, 2010, 01:49 PM
river reflections
a rippling forest collage
uncapturable
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Post by: Kuranui on March 07, 2010, 09:51 AM
uncapturable
shifting shadows through green leaves
dancing on river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 08, 2010, 01:00 PM
dancing on river
pirouettes on ripples' edge
dogwood bloom ballet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 10, 2010, 08:12 AM
dogwood bloom ballet
against bright water background
behind willow drapes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 10, 2010, 03:00 PM
behind willow drapes
a pond shimmers in sunlight
ducks paddle slowly
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 12, 2010, 03:05 AM
ducks paddle slowly
their image reflcts on lake
reeds rustle in breeze
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 12, 2010, 10:10 AM
reeds rustle in breeze
raindrops pock millpond's surface
early spring showers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 13, 2010, 10:36 AM
early spring showers
add their burden to river
swirling around rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 13, 2010, 10:58 AM
swirling around rocks
tossing about lone kayak
rapids churn and roar
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 13, 2010, 08:57 PM
rapids churn and roar
river's natural filter
sifting out debris
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 07:58 AM
sifting out debris
litter scattered along banks
rivers are not dumps
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 14, 2010, 09:47 AM
rivers are not dumps
beneath the bridge overhead
underwater graves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 14, 2010, 04:20 PM
underwater graves
sad human testimony
river hides the pain
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 14, 2010, 07:05 PM
river hides the pain
hallucinations in grief
he is standing there
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 10:32 PM
he is standing there
silhouette against water
fishing rod in hand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 15, 2010, 09:52 AM
fishing rod in hand
black waders up to his hips
trout refuse to bite
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 18, 2010, 07:58 AM
trout refuse to bite
lazily swimming in lake
pack up for the day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 18, 2010, 09:11 AM
pack up for the day
prepare for the white rapids
kayaks and canoes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 19, 2010, 10:18 AM
kayaks and canoes
all along the river bank
race will shortly start
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 20, 2010, 12:07 PM
race will shortly start
dashing toward the swimming pool
last one "rotten egg"
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 21, 2010, 08:14 AM
last one "rotten egg"
legs splash through bubbling water
stumbling on large rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 21, 2010, 05:10 PM
stumbling on large rocks
angler loses his footing
right into the drink
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 21, 2010, 08:42 PM
right into the drink
tangled in river debris
negative progress
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2010, 11:47 AM
negative progress
paddling against the current
home seems far away
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 22, 2010, 11:43 PM
home seems far away
flailing, struggling to survive
when snagged by tree limbs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 23, 2010, 04:17 AM
when snagged by tree limbs
boy calling loudly, "Help, help!"
dad dives in river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 23, 2010, 08:21 AM
dad dives in river
swimming with children upstream
mom sits on the edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 24, 2010, 08:02 AM
mom sits on the edge
dangling her feet in cool stream
such a luxury
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 24, 2010, 09:54 AM
such a luxury
(no more beating clothes on rocks)
a washing machine
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 25, 2010, 10:32 AM
a washing machine
would be handy when camping
on the riverside
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 25, 2010, 12:07 PM
on the riverside
hidden in a green alcove
a quaint cabin waits
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 26, 2010, 06:27 AM
a quaint cabin waits
holiday riverside home
many days fishing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 26, 2010, 12:13 PM
many days fishing
many nights camping outside
roasting marshmallows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 28, 2010, 08:55 AM
roasting marshmallows
keep campfire burning brightly
reflections in lake
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eenah on March 29, 2010, 04:02 AM
reflections in lake
elicit contemplation
beauty lies within
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 29, 2010, 06:31 AM
beauty lies within
behind the screening willows
along river bank
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 29, 2010, 10:23 AM
along river bank
water moccasins slither
threatening bare feet
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 30, 2010, 04:43 AM
threatening bare feet
sharp rocks lurk beneath water
paddle in shallows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 30, 2010, 09:43 AM
paddle in shallows
floating on an inner tube
summer happiness
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 03, 2010, 02:12 AM
summer happiness
lilo on sun kissed waters
time to dream a while
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 03, 2010, 01:29 PM
time to dream awhile
sunbathing by the water
lazily snoozing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 04, 2010, 10:43 AM
lazily snoozing
lulled by the sound of water
flowing over rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 04, 2010, 11:58 AM
flowing over rocks
water splashes out giggles
happy laughter bounds
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 05, 2010, 10:58 AM
happy laughter bounds
splashing and shouting children
catch cockerbullies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 05, 2010, 11:32 AM
catch cockerbullies
cook them on an open fire
then catch lightning bugs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 06, 2010, 01:04 AM
then catch lightning bugs
along river's grassy banks
dew silently drops
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 06, 2010, 12:00 PM
dew silently drops
folded lady's mantle leaves
pray by the slow stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 07, 2010, 06:40 AM
pray by the slow stream
giving thanks for lovely day
to share together
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 02:20 PM
to share together
we must go our separate ways
off in unknown seas
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 07, 2010, 03:14 PM
off in unknown seas
hide away in vast waters
easy to get lost
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 03:42 PM
easy to get lost
following the winding path
watery graves wait
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 10, 2010, 09:38 AM
watery graves wait
those who row down this river
carried to the falls
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 10, 2010, 03:00 PM
carried to the falls
by the fast flowing currents
dogwood petals float
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Post by: elise on April 10, 2010, 07:22 PM
dogwood petals float
lazing on the river bank
me and fishing pole
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Post by: witt on April 11, 2010, 02:46 PM
me and fishing pole
been best friends since I was six
bobber, hook, and pond
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Post by: elise on April 12, 2010, 03:08 PM
bobber, hook, and pond
brand new pole from grandpa's place
cut the cane myself
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Post by: witt on April 12, 2010, 07:20 PM
cut the cane myself
took it down the mill pond road
hot and sweaty work
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 12, 2010, 11:25 PM
hot and sweaty work
clearing weed out of rivers
streams flowing again
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 13, 2010, 09:49 AM
streams flowing again
after torrential rainstorms
no more arid drought
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Post by: Kuranui on April 14, 2010, 10:00 AM
no more arid drought
rain falling in the mountains
rivers run freely
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 10:17 AM
rivers run freely
alligators sun on bank
cooters on the logs
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Post by: elise on April 14, 2010, 03:08 PM
cooters on the logs
basking in the sunny rays
babbling brook nearby
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Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 03:20 PM
babbling brook nearby
calling me to take a nap
in the dappled shade
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Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 05:14 AM
in the dappled shade
blanket on the riverbank
picnic all spread out
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Post by: witt on April 15, 2010, 10:35 AM
picnic all spread out
men clean catch in the river
women stoke the fire
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Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 04:13 PM
women stoke the fire
filet knife at the ready
cooking on the bank
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Post by: Kuranui on April 16, 2010, 10:39 AM
cooking on the bank
fat trout freshly caught in lake
gather wood for fire
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Post by: witt on April 16, 2010, 11:53 AM
gather wood for fire
draw fresh water from the spring
children pick flowers
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Post by: Kuranui on April 17, 2010, 09:46 AM
children pick flowers
reflecting in the water
lovely river scene
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Post by: witt on April 17, 2010, 10:40 AM
lovely river scene
sunset orange; joyful blue
captured on canvas
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Post by: elise on April 17, 2010, 08:07 PM
captured on canvas
river a painter's delight
nature scenes abound
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Post by: Kuranui on April 18, 2010, 10:03 AM
nature scenes abound
weeping willow sways gently
leaves stroking river
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Post by: witt on April 18, 2010, 01:26 PM
leaves stroking river
slowly drifting toward the pool
gathering in mass
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 18, 2010, 07:41 PM
gathering in mass
river babies try their legs
with mamas leading
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Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 09:45 AM
with mamas leading
ducklings waddle to the pool
taking their first splash
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Post by: Kuranui on April 19, 2010, 11:21 AM
taking their first splash
two pups yelping excitement
biting at ripples
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 11:53 AM
biting at ripples
breaking the stream's calm surface
great fishing at dawn
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Post by: elise on April 19, 2010, 03:38 PM
great fishing at dawn
me and my bucket of worms
oh what a morning
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Post by: eenah on April 20, 2010, 02:42 AM
Sorry, but I ended up with a 241:   :laugh:

oh what a morning
five geese run river - takeoff
barely clearing bridge

barely clearing bridge
turn around and land again
scatter dozing ducks
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Post by: Kuranui on April 20, 2010, 09:37 AM
scatter dozing ducks
send them quacking to river
throw them some stale bread
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 20, 2010, 11:57 AM
throw them some stale bread
ducks will come and eat it up
swim off down the stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 20, 2010, 03:54 PM
swim off down the stream
heads bobbing underwater
finding tiny fish



(do ducks eat fish?)
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Post by: witt on April 21, 2010, 10:17 AM
Yes, they do!


finding tiny fish
swimming in the tidal pool
highlight of the day
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Post by: elise on April 23, 2010, 03:56 PM
highlight of the day
watching boats on the water
lazy summer joy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 24, 2010, 11:22 AM
lazy summer joy
dangling our feet in the pool
eating candy bars
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Post by: elise on April 25, 2010, 02:50 AM
eating candy bars
on the pier at river's edge
making memories
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 25, 2010, 10:09 AM
making memories
wading in the ocean waves
holding Daddy's hand
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Post by: Kuranui on April 26, 2010, 06:38 AM
holding Daddy's hand
tiny tot steps gingerly
into the river
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Post by: witt on April 26, 2010, 12:37 PM
into the river
wrapped in the warmth of the cove
silken luxury
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Post by: elise on April 26, 2010, 05:06 PM
silken luxury
river escape from city
birds and frogs concert
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Post by: Kuranui on April 28, 2010, 10:10 AM
birds and frogs concert
river bank evening choir
gurgle of water
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Post by: elise on April 28, 2010, 06:57 PM
gurgle of water
riverbank brimming with life
wildflowers galore
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Post by: witt on April 29, 2010, 09:23 AM
wildflowers galore
bluets sprinkle garden paths
winding 'round the pond
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Post by: elise on April 29, 2010, 02:02 PM
winding 'round the pond
lily pads hold croaking frogs
dragonflies abound
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Post by: Rach on April 30, 2010, 12:21 AM
dragonflies abound
they flicker from here to there
then they skim the water
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Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 02:22 AM
they skim the water
taking a drink as they land
avoiding frog tongues
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 30, 2010, 09:37 AM
avoiding frog tongues
Dragonflies dance on surface
sun sparks on ripples
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Post by: witt on April 30, 2010, 01:01 PM


sun sparks on ripples
diamonds dancing in the stream
white clouds hang in blue
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Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 03:55 PM
white clouds hang in blue
lazy summer river day
basking on the bank
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Post by: Kuranui on May 01, 2010, 10:55 AM
basking on the bank
lone swan enjoys the morning
its mate swims nearby
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Post by: witt on May 03, 2010, 11:53 AM
its mate swims nearby
slipping away in the mist
leaves only ripples
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Post by: elise on May 03, 2010, 03:10 PM
leaves only ripples
as it glides softly away
peaceful river day
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Post by: witt on May 03, 2010, 06:29 PM
peaceful river day
serenity buoyed by clouds
melancholy slips
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Post by: Kuranui on May 04, 2010, 10:56 AM
melancholy slips
canoe drifts with the current
sleepy summer's day
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Post by: witt on May 04, 2010, 11:20 AM
sleepy summer's day
opportunity to rest
water holiday
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Post by: elise on May 04, 2010, 05:39 PM
water holiday
picknicking at river's edge
perfect summertime
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 05, 2010, 10:21 AM
perfect summertime
splashing in the swimming hole
snow-fed river thrills
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 05, 2010, 11:48 AM
snow-fed river thrills
icy water freezes toes
wading barefooted
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Post by: elise on May 05, 2010, 10:54 PM
wading barefooted
careful on slick mossy rocks
carrying sandals
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 06, 2010, 10:29 AM
carrying sandals
tiptoeing through the briers
run for cool beach sand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on May 12, 2010, 10:53 PM
run for cool beach sand
while crabs scurry underfoot
heading for water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 13, 2010, 09:35 AM
heading for water
little ducklings in a row
dart for the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 15, 2010, 10:17 AM
dart for the river
dive into the cool water
a summer delight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 15, 2010, 11:58 AM



a summer delight
cold banana Popsicles
sitting on the pier



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Post by: daisyxo on May 15, 2010, 11:51 PM
sitting on the pier
shimmering hues of orange
waltzing on water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 16, 2010, 09:36 AM



waltzing on water
memories keep the rhythm
my life passing by


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 19, 2010, 09:55 AM
my life passing by
like the flow of a river
over mossy rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 19, 2010, 10:00 AM


over mossy rocks
water moccasins slither
keep your eyes open

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 21, 2010, 09:53 AM
keep your eyes open
hard to spot cockerbullies
in river shallows
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Post by: witt on May 21, 2010, 09:57 AM
in river shallows
my shadow wriggles below
covering smooth stones
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 22, 2010, 03:07 AM
covering smooth stones
in plentiful tadpole feed
instinctual trout
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 22, 2010, 08:09 AM
instinctual trout
fighting the current upstream
in order to breed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 22, 2010, 11:35 AM
in order to breed
fish congregate in shallows
easier to catch
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 23, 2010, 09:22 AM
easier to catch
dragonflies entrapped in net
fun down by river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 11:59 AM
fun down by river
sun sparkles on water
diamonds ride currents
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 25, 2010, 04:07 AM
diamonds ride currents
emerald liquid flowing
sapphire blue above
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 10:13 AM
sapphire blue above
indigo below
lake laps stony shores
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2010, 12:39 AM
lake laps stony shores
gather in all my rivers
and the ones afar
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 27, 2010, 10:08 AM
and the ones afar
caravans of fishermen
come from miles around
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Post by: Kuranui on May 28, 2010, 10:59 AM
come from miles around
enjoy regatta contest
river challengers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 28, 2010, 03:32 PM
river challengers:
long pontoons, cabin cruisers
canoes and rowboats
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 30, 2010, 02:58 PM
canoes and rowboats
never been in either one
just the river's flow
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on May 30, 2010, 03:28 PM
just the river's flow
carrying a single leaf
toward its resting place
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 30, 2010, 04:45 PM
toward its resting place
the current between my toes
is so refreshing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 01, 2010, 12:46 AM
is so refreshing
swimming in deep pool
diving from large rock
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 01, 2010, 11:24 AM



diving from large rock
into crystal clear waters
aqua surroundings







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Post by: Kay on June 01, 2010, 08:47 PM
aqua surroundings
swirl into a foam or two
come soon, the rogue waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 03, 2010, 10:38 AM
come soon, the rogue waves
sweeping toward river mouth
flotsom and jetsam
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 03, 2010, 11:38 AM



flotsam and jetsam
remnants from the doomed steamer
slowly wash away


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Post by: Kay on June 03, 2010, 12:54 PM
slow, wash away
be a river one more day
then become the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 05, 2010, 10:44 AM



then become the sea
floating on your azure waves
drifting endlessly








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Post by: Kay on June 05, 2010, 01:10 PM
drifting endlessly
time for a trip to Madrid
a river runs there
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2010, 10:15 AM
a river runs there
hidden in the green forest
quiet and peaceful
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 07, 2010, 10:51 AM
quiet and peaceful
tree-hung tributary flows
toward main river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 07, 2010, 12:11 PM
toward main river
is when I think of Jordan
the water is still
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2010, 02:29 PM



the water is still
night critters serenading
mosquitoes humming




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Post by: Kuranui on June 10, 2010, 12:08 PM
mosquitoes humming
over the sluggish river
sound of frogs croaking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 10, 2010, 12:54 PM
sound of frogs croaking
means the river is nearby
I step around them
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 14, 2010, 01:29 AM
I step around them
boulders strewn on river bank
slippery with slime
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 15, 2010, 09:42 AM
slippery with slime
rocks jut from the river's edge
alligator's teeth
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 15, 2010, 01:47 PM
alligator's teeth
like a string of fancy pearls
swim the river's neck
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 16, 2010, 10:03 AM
swim the river's neck
icy waters breaking free
beginning spring thaw









Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 17, 2010, 09:19 AM
beginning spring thaw
springs fill and overflow banks
surrounding land floods
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 18, 2010, 10:57 AM


surrounding land floods
rushing forward toward cabins
rising to the porch














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Post by: Kuranui on June 19, 2010, 09:00 AM
rising to the porch
lawns need to be mown before
fishing on river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 19, 2010, 02:39 PM
fishing on river
just let the sun beat on down
it never leaves you
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 22, 2010, 06:28 AM
it never leaves you
memories of childhood days
boating on river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on June 22, 2010, 03:04 PM
boating on river
where low-bending willows blow
lazy summer day
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 23, 2010, 06:45 AM
lazy summer day
dragonflies slowly hover
sluggish current flows
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 23, 2010, 03:47 PM



sluggish current flows
stagnant pools growing algae
no rain this summer



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 23, 2010, 04:26 PM
no rain this summer
all I've seen is rain, rain, rain
vertical river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 25, 2010, 10:46 AM
vertical river
falling from the rocks above
into pool below
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2010, 12:22 PM
Into pool below,
a worn out world class swimmer
dives and drowns regrets.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 25, 2010, 03:37 PM
dives and drowns regrets
taking that courageous step
wins Olympic gold
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 27, 2010, 01:47 PM
wins Olympia gold
that's how the river shines
moving down the stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 28, 2010, 07:23 AM
moving down the stream
silver tail and fins moving
in silver water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 28, 2010, 11:51 AM
in silver water
bluefins cut the still surface
orange sun setting

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 28, 2010, 02:50 PM
orange sun setting
you gorgeous butterfly globe
how you warm water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 02, 2010, 12:10 PM
how you warm water
floating in the soothing pool
heated by the sun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 02, 2010, 05:01 PM
heated by the sun
there is a fusion inside
lifted from rivers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 03, 2010, 12:21 AM
lifted from rivers
bounteous amounts of fish
oil-free waterways
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 03, 2010, 09:24 AM
oil-free waterways
fresh, pristine, flowing waters
birthed in the mountains
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 05, 2010, 12:13 PM
birthed in the mountains
bathed in cold rushing rivers
slept under the moon










Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 05, 2010, 01:33 PM
slept under the moon
is this a gorgeous ending
to tributaries
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 05, 2010, 05:16 PM
to tributaries:
a toast given in honor
refreshing bracer






Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 08, 2010, 04:09 PM
refreshing bracer
facial spray of waterfall
as we canoe past
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 09, 2010, 10:24 AM
as we canoe past
abandoned river cabin
bobcat is watching








Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 09, 2010, 12:17 PM
bobcat is watching
he is almost going to pounce
where the river ends
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 09, 2010, 02:40 PM
where the river ends
our canoe trip is over
a picnic awaits
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 10, 2010, 09:47 AM
a picnic awaits:
the banks of the Tallulah
offer soothing shade














Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 10, 2010, 03:09 PM
offer soothing shade
sit under bowing willows
riverside repose
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 03:34 PM
riverside repose
there has to be coolness there
away from this heat
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 10, 2010, 08:18 PM
away from this heat
splashed by the rivers cool mist
our moist lips caressed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 08:40 PM
our moist lips caressed
and the river soon risen
in all direction
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 10, 2010, 09:05 PM
in all direction
our hips shaking and swaying
splash splash river dance


   *dance* *dance*
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 09:25 PM
splash splash river dance
where did this current come from?
river in rhythm
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 10, 2010, 09:47 PM
river in rhythm
moonlight diamonds glittering
in our merriment
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 10:03 PM
in our  merriment
under glow of pinatas,
the river is blurred
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 10, 2010, 11:35 PM
the river is blurred
knees weak taking us under
emancipation
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 11:45 PM
emancipation
a living phenomenon
waves like giant steps 


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 11, 2010, 02:23 AM
waves like giant steps
churning from the bottom up
pristine reflections
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 11, 2010, 05:10 PM
pristine reflections
meet as a congregation:
see Creator's face









Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 14, 2010, 09:31 AM
see Creator's face
streams running eternally
far beyond the bend
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 14, 2010, 10:17 AM
Oooh, another goodie, K! You're hot!





far beyond the bend
a cabin waits by the stream
hidden in the woods










Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 14, 2010, 06:10 PM
hidden in the woods
a secret only we know
fantasy river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 14, 2010, 06:46 PM
fantasy river
reflecting clear delusions
flowing through my soul
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 14, 2010, 10:49 PM
flowing through my soul
is the blood of my savior
his amazing grace
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 15, 2010, 02:05 PM
His amazing grace
strewn across the vast oceans
majestic power











Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 15, 2010, 02:30 PM
majestic power
all light surrounds enfolds me
believe to witness
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 15, 2010, 03:30 PM
believe to witness
the way the river changes
as it accepts light
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 15, 2010, 11:06 PM
as it accepts light
the night turns into the dawn
fish feeding early
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 15, 2010, 11:23 PM
fish feeding early
eating on chemical foods
a strange feast indeed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 16, 2010, 09:20 AM
a strange feast indeed
best china on a white cloth
on the river bank
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 16, 2010, 08:07 PM
on the river bank
low winds soughing in the night
create chills in hearts










Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 17, 2010, 02:22 PM
create chills in our heart
when the river stops flowing
this is what happens
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 18, 2010, 03:09 AM
this is what happens
the river flows sure and true
unknown destinies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 20, 2010, 11:44 AM
unknown destinies
twisting and roiling through time
swirling like whirlpools




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 20, 2010, 07:04 PM
swirling like whirlpools
gleeful gurgling giggles
sealike pleasures
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Bill on July 21, 2010, 03:44 AM
sealike pleasures;
the force of a hurricane,
the eye of the storm.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 21, 2010, 03:54 PM
the eye of the storm
calming deceptive brightness
reality strikes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 21, 2010, 10:01 PM
reality strikes
its always in the current
you are swept along
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on July 21, 2010, 10:39 PM
you are swept along
from unexpected corners
always circling
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 23, 2010, 03:50 PM
always circling
dogwood petals in the brook
caught in an eddy





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 23, 2010, 06:12 PM
caught in an eddy
circling fissures of foam
escaping up stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 25, 2010, 06:51 AM
escaping up stream
salmon avoiding the hook
carried out of reach
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 26, 2010, 09:48 AM
carried out of reach
overflowing stream spilling
wildflower bouquets









Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 31, 2010, 04:02 PM
wildflower bouquets
smell like the river at dawn
I only hold one
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 01, 2010, 12:59 PM
I only hold one:
a river rock for wishes
grants your protection



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 02, 2010, 09:40 AM
grants your protection
sweet little native duckling
in riverside reeds
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 02, 2010, 01:11 PM
in riverside reeds
night voices sing their praises
crickets chirp and dance


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 03, 2010, 07:01 AM
crickets chirp and dance
river provides more music
silver fishes dance
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 03, 2010, 09:19 AM
silver fishes dance
stirring the morning stillness
ripples in the mist


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 04, 2010, 01:13 AM
ripples in the mist
maybe the mist needs water
they meet in mid-air
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2010, 01:18 PM
ripples in the mist
Star like shimmerings aglow
heavenly blue seas
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2010, 01:24 PM
oops, I missed your post Kay.

they meet in mid-air
sea birds gracfully circle
winged sea dancers dive
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Post by: witt on August 04, 2010, 03:17 PM
winged sea dancers dive
into troughs of cresting waves
endless ocean fare


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2010, 07:01 PM
endless ocean fare
copious bounties feared lost
dangerous oceans
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Post by: witt on August 05, 2010, 10:06 AM

dangerous oceans
span between my land and yours
still one day we'll meet


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 09, 2010, 06:25 PM
still one day we'll meet
two ships passing in the night
sea bound destinies.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 12, 2010, 12:23 AM
sea bound destinies
fishermen comparing the
one that got away

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 13, 2010, 01:27 PM
one that got away
swimming nonchalantly upstream
hook hangs in its mouth


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 12:12 AM
hook hangs in its mouth
big striper bass for dinner
river's great bounty
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 12:46 PM
river's great bounty
aquatic life will endure
nature's abundance


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 14, 2010, 02:07 PM
nature's abundance
the behest of God's wisdom
feeds both rich and poor
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 02:37 PM
feeds both rich and poor
bourgeoisie ? calamari
fried catfish for me


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Post by: Kay on August 14, 2010, 05:03 PM
fried catfish for me
a pinch of salt and a friend
we watch the sunset
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 14, 2010, 10:26 PM
we watch the sunset
feet soaking in cooling rills
shadows creeping in
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 15, 2010, 01:25 PM
shadows creeping in
fire embers slowly dying
river ducks asleep



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 16, 2010, 11:37 PM
river ducks asleep
it's nightfall at water's edge
frogs sing lullabies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 17, 2010, 11:19 AM
frogs sing lullabies
crickets chirping the chorus
a river's repose



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 18, 2010, 07:10 AM
a river's repose
liquid lapping in moonlight
silver water's sheen
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2010, 11:17 AM
silver water's sheen
reflects the Harvest moon's light
cooling breezes swirl


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 18, 2010, 04:02 PM
cooling breezes swirl
water licking at the shore
sleepy riverbank
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Post by: witt on August 19, 2010, 11:51 AM
sleepy riverbank
the sandy shore inviting:
take off shoes and socks



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 20, 2010, 07:45 PM
take off shoes and socks
tread lightly across the stream
cool soothing water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 21, 2010, 08:57 AM
cool soothing water
trickles down the waterfall
comforting my soul



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 21, 2010, 09:20 AM
comforting my soul
tranquil waters softly flow
lulling me to sleep
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 22, 2010, 10:02 AM
lulling me to sleep
cresting waves shushing to shore
a beach cradlesong




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 24, 2010, 06:49 AM
a beach cradlesong
sings waterbabies to sleep
liquid lullaby
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 24, 2010, 07:56 PM
liquid lullaby
sends me off to sleep each time
I lay beside her
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 25, 2010, 12:46 AM
I lay beside her
entranced by the rhythmic waves
thoughts flow with the tide
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on August 25, 2010, 01:40 AM
thoughts flow with the tide
forgiveness floods my spirit
peace at water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2010, 12:35 AM
peace of water's edge
isn't that what we all want?
to know it in full
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2010, 09:49 AM
to know it in full
travel on eternity's
river of knowledge



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 30, 2010, 03:37 PM
river of knowledge
is where the banks are all full
to be tapped into
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 31, 2010, 07:18 AM
to be tapped into
gold glinting under water
rush to get your share
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 31, 2010, 12:55 PM
rush to get your share
seine overflowing with shrimp
snagged from the inlet


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 31, 2010, 01:22 PM
snagged from the inlet
when I think of you leaving
the river runs fast
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 02, 2010, 11:34 AM
the river runs fast
through narrow, rocky channels
eager for the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 02, 2010, 02:06 PM
eager for the sea
memories tugged at my mind
pearl shells in white sand




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 05, 2010, 04:31 PM
pearl shells in white sand
treasures of the sea to find
along sandy shores
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 05, 2010, 04:58 PM
along sandy shores
it is there I find my rest
always at sundown
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 06, 2010, 04:07 PM
always at sundown
I count my many blessings
rivers of mercy


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
rivers of mercy
waters soothing troubled hearts
relief from rapids
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 14, 2010, 11:30 AM
relief from rapids
sailing in the quiet stream
wind blowing gently



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 18, 2010, 09:30 PM
wind blowing gently
as river winds sometimes do
hear its voice sing out
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 19, 2010, 04:49 AM

lovely Kay...  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 19, 2010, 08:28 AM
hear its voice sing out
river of steep waterfalls
shimmering white veil
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 22, 2010, 02:10 AM
shimmering white veil
that's the way the light will shine
over each new wave
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 24, 2010, 04:52 PM
over each new wave
white pristine sails billowing
beckon from afar


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 24, 2010, 09:07 PM
beckon from afar
shores of Americana
riverboat whistles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 25, 2010, 02:51 PM
riverboat whistles
paddle wheelers chugging by
Mississippi songs



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 30, 2010, 08:17 AM
Mississippi songs
conjure images of Finn
Twain's river stories
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 30, 2010, 08:28 AM
Twain's river stories
take me back to my childhood
catching creek crawdads


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on October 11, 2010, 10:49 PM
catching creek crawdads
us rinsing those mudbugs clean
on the river bed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on October 14, 2010, 10:26 PM
on the river bed
small silver fish dart around
between the pebbles
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 15, 2010, 11:45 AM
between the pebbles
shining auriferous stones
hiding in the stream


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on October 16, 2010, 11:00 PM
hiding in the stream
sometimes you don't need the wave
only the current
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 18, 2010, 12:19 PM
only the current
gently flowing around rocks
stillness engulfs night



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: absurdal on October 23, 2010, 10:57 AM
stillness engulfs night
as fireflies fall asleep
with the lights on
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 23, 2010, 11:14 AM
Cute!  "with the lights on!"




with the lights on
the hunter's moon is hidden
but bright as the sun


Uh, oh. I just noticed that this is RIVER tag, so we must have some "water" in here!



with the lights on
the hunter's moon is hidden
shining on the lake





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: absurdal on October 23, 2010, 11:31 AM
oh, i made boo boo how about backing up and:

stillness engulfs night
by the river fireflies fall asleep
with the lights on


 
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
Great! Good back-up!


Have you looked at Haiku Tree tag? Anything to do with trees. H. Colorbox tag -- colors, H touch tag -- anything to do with touch and feelings, and just plain old Haiku tag where the subject can be anything. All you have to do is tag.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: absurdal on October 23, 2010, 12:09 PM
thanks, Witt, i'll look into it..golly, all this new found haiku fun, i'm ignoring my founders!! That's okay, i have plenty more to share, methinks i'll post a few now--before memory slips away like wild horses over the hills.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on October 24, 2010, 08:30 AM
with the lights on
sitting in dark by river
radio playing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 24, 2010, 11:46 AM
radio playing
whispers of breeze in the trees
gentle stream lapping



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 04, 2010, 05:02 PM
gentle stream lapping
swirling round moss-covered stones
laughing at the cold




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 04, 2010, 05:03 PM
gentle stream lapping
swirling round moss-covered stones
laughing at the cold




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on November 05, 2010, 07:21 AM
laughing at the cold
splashing and falling over
river swimming fun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 08, 2010, 11:53 AM
river swimming fun
over now for the winter
time for ice skating



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on November 10, 2010, 08:42 AM
time for ice skating
thick jackets and warm head wear
white lake beckons me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 10, 2010, 10:50 AM
white lake beckons me
covered by first snow dusting
winter settles in




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: absurdal on November 11, 2010, 07:33 PM
winter settles in
cuddling by the river
arms the heat of home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on November 12, 2010, 02:43 PM
arms the heat of home
a cabin at water's edge
our blissful refuge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 14, 2010, 06:35 PM
our blissful refuse
is a river clean as sheets
unfolded in sun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2010, 11:03 AM
unfolded in the sun
flowers opened pink petals
by waters of blue



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 15, 2010, 06:51 PM
by waters of blue
I lay down on the pebbles
watching a frog leap
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2010, 07:07 PM
watching a frog leap
snake slithers close to its prey
hidden in marsh reeds



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on November 22, 2010, 02:26 AM
hidden in marsh reeds
close dangers wait unannounced
if death comes, be ready

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2010, 10:19 AM
if death comes, be ready
bury me beside the sea
mark my grave with shells


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 22, 2010, 10:20 PM
mark my grave with shells
your footsteps taken away
by  hard wind and waves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on November 22, 2010, 11:53 PM
by hard wind and waves
we see the river flowing
to the mighty sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2010, 10:49 AM
to the mighty sea
after draining battles
troops wearily marched



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on November 24, 2010, 12:15 AM
troops wearily marched
needing several drinks of water
sitting by the stream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 24, 2010, 10:16 AM
sitting by the stream
dreams are flowing from my mind
drift toward the future


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 24, 2010, 01:57 PM
drift toward the future
powered by the present time
inspired by the past
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 24, 2010, 02:01 PM
Oh, I love this one!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 24, 2010, 02:11 PM
Thanks Witt...it kinda just popped up in my mind!

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2010, 10:06 AM
inspired by the past
the riverboat chugs upstream
calliope plays


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Bill on December 01, 2010, 06:11 AM
dreams of sea's freedom
keeps each river from staying
too long in its bed


Witt, regarding your following.  Yeah, you're right.  It was late/early.  I was trying to do two many things at once.  Didn't pay attention.  Thinking only "river" not "tag".  So,

calliope plays
the wind whistling through rushes
past the river sighs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2010, 10:48 AM
Hunh????

The tag line should be "caliope plays."



too long in its bed
golden nuggets in the stream
finally revealed




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Bill on December 01, 2010, 02:03 PM
recovery effort

Finally revealed
when the river bursts its banks:
raging revelry
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2010, 03:50 PM
Nice recovery!!



raging revelry
hurtling through the white water
rafting ecstasy





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 21, 2010, 08:41 AM
rafting ecstasy
sun sparks on emerald lake
sleepily drifting
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 21, 2010, 04:22 PM
sleepily drifting
on streams of drowsy slumber
awake Christmas morn


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2010, 12:29 AM
awake Christmas morn
in river steamboat cabin
current gently rocks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 23, 2010, 12:25 PM
current gently rocks
slowly flowing quietly
around wooded bend




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2010, 07:49 AM
around wooded bend
calm waters greet the rowers
relief from rapids
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 28, 2010, 11:19 AM
relief from rapids
rafters sprawl on grassy banks
prepare for next run



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 26, 2011, 05:33 PM
prepare for next run
water rafters gearing up
fun in rubber boats
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on March 28, 2011, 03:08 PM
fun in rubber boats
Colorado white water
Canyon on both sides
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 22, 2011, 06:32 PM
canyon on both sides
sun setting in streaks of fire
water shushes by




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on April 22, 2011, 09:05 PM
water shushes by
Pacific, please wait for me!
but first a new gorge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 23, 2011, 09:24 AM



but first a new gorge
appears in all its splendor
surrounded in mist






Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 09, 2011, 04:57 PM
perched behind the falls
becoming one
with the Talofofo River



(note: The Talofofo River, located on Guam, has a lovely water fall.)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 10, 2011, 09:56 AM
I'm not trying to be ugly, but his game is a tag game. The writer tags on the previous writer's last line. In this case it should have been "surrounded by mist."


with the Talofofo River
I am one
falling off the edge




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 10, 2011, 10:19 AM
Mea culpa--tag and river, not just river, my bad.  Thanks for pointing this out...

falling off the edge
cascading waters
meet the Mississippi
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 11, 2011, 10:50 PM
meet the Mississippi
paddle wheelers
calliope blares



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 03:20 AM
calliope blares
low water on Arkansas
children's laughter
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 13, 2011, 12:10 PM
children's laughter
sprinkles
like a cataract



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 01:06 PM
like a cataract
the Cimmaron overflows
run-away river

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 14, 2011, 06:31 AM
run-away river
precious cargo in tow
mother possum
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 14, 2011, 10:19 AM
Nice one, Mystic 1!

mother possum
gathering her brood
Tulsa River Parks Trail
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 16, 2011, 09:13 AM
Tulsa River Park Trails
rugged hiking
sun burns my neck





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 16, 2011, 11:35 AM
sun burns my neck
fishing the Canadian
meditation time
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 17, 2011, 11:52 AM
meditation time
sitting by the pond
eyes glazed



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 17, 2011, 04:32 PM
eyes glazed
sunlight on the Ohio
childhood memories
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 18, 2011, 11:16 AM
childhood memories
swing out from a rope
splash into the cold river



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 18, 2011, 08:18 PM
splash into the cold river
breath taking plunge
over and over again
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 19, 2011, 11:40 AM
over and over again
rain torrents
swollen streams




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 20, 2011, 07:36 AM
swollen streams
wash over the footbridge
summer rain
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 20, 2011, 09:56 AM
swollen streams
wash over the footbridge
summer rain

I like this one, Eileen...nicely done! :)

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 20, 2011, 07:05 PM
summer rain
kisses impatiens
lifting droopy heads





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 15, 2011, 02:34 AM
lifting droopy heads
thirsty flowers are revived
along water's edge
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: anel on September 03, 2011, 01:27 AM
along water's edge
you know, the kind that sparkles
you can see your face
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on September 04, 2011, 01:25 AM
you can see your face
but can you face what you see
some waters� run deep
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 04, 2011, 01:27 AM
some waters run deep
only the surface reflects
further down is mud
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on September 04, 2011, 01:51 AM
further down is mud
or a bed� depending on
how one perceives depth


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 04, 2011, 01:55 AM
how one perceives depth
is realized instantly
inside honey trees
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on September 04, 2011, 02:05 AM
inside honey trees:
nectar's sweet kiss� beyond it
rivers of vomit
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 05, 2011, 06:51 PM
rivers of vomit
will soon be cleansed in the sea
everything ends there
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on December 29, 2011, 06:33 PM

everything ends there
where river blends into sea
whole new creation

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on December 30, 2011, 11:40 AM



whole new creation
swimming beneath the sea
undetected




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 13, 2012, 07:03 PM
undetected
underwater life teeming
creatures of the deep
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on January 14, 2012, 06:07 AM
creatures of the deep
barehanded fishing
north Canadian River
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 14, 2012, 10:29 AM



north Canadian river
rampantly rushing toward home
loneliness impels




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 16, 2012, 09:55 AM
loneliness impels
raging river seeking home
blends into the sea
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 16, 2012, 11:21 AM



blends into the sea
obscuring the horizon
low, roiling storm cloud


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on January 16, 2012, 07:34 PM
low, roiling storm cloud
threatens picnics on the bank
nature taking charge



 
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 03:59 AM
nature taking charge
the Arkansas swells
summer floods
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on January 17, 2012, 12:14 PM



summer floods
devastated farmers' crops
too late to replant


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on February 02, 2012, 09:53 PM
to late to replant
although the buds will soon bloom
I love when they do
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on February 05, 2012, 03:28 PM
I love when they do
and through a blanket of snow
rainbow of colors
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on February 05, 2012, 03:47 PM






We seem to have lost the "river."




rainbow of colors
shimmers on the lake
polluted by boats




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on February 05, 2012, 06:41 PM
The river must have been hiding under the snow!! :tongue

polluted by boats
the river knows sweet revenge:
freezes overnight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on March 05, 2012, 03:23 PM
Freezes overnight
Icy rivers dark and cold
But spring is looming
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 08, 2012, 11:28 AM





but spring is looming
crocuses crack the surface
beside the cold creek




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on March 08, 2012, 01:24 PM



     beside the cold creek
     I sit, fishing pole and gin
     squirrels play; acorns
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on March 09, 2012, 12:58 PM




squirrel's play; acorns
concealed under leaf blankets
hide-and-seek treasure



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 01, 2012, 02:46 PM
hide-and-seek treasure
the river banks are loaded
picnic memories
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 01, 2012, 06:06 PM



   picnic memories
   ripple red hair reflection
   babbling brook flows
   
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on April 01, 2012, 06:18 PM
babbling brook flows
on her way to the ocean
excited she is
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 01, 2012, 06:52 PM
excited she is
to remain in the shadows
where it never rains
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on April 01, 2012, 08:54 PM
Where it never rains
rivers still flow, though somewhat
slow, being frozen.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 01, 2012, 09:01 PM
slow, being frozen
awakens the sluggish thoughts
lost on the tundra
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on April 01, 2012, 09:17 PM
Lost on the tundra,
Jökulsá á Fjöllum floods,
I wade my way back.


(my boots didn't dry for a week)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 01, 2012, 11:23 PM

I wade my way back.
workout to rival the gym
heavy river boots

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 02, 2012, 03:08 AM
heavier river boots
holds the fly fisher in place
solitude seeps in
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 02, 2012, 03:25 AM
Solitude steps in
Its boots are muddy and wet
because we once splashed

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on April 02, 2012, 04:49 AM
Because we once splashed,
I send you soaring on winds
wet with creek and tears.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 02, 2012, 10:57 AM
wet with creek and tears
broken branches hold the corpse
nature's burden weeps
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on April 02, 2012, 11:09 AM
nature’s burden weeps
apart from willow’s thin grasp
moonlit crescent wave
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Post by: cafeRg on April 02, 2012, 12:25 PM


    moonlit crescent wave
    and fire flies create a path
    my kentucky home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2012, 01:03 PM
my kentucky home
in a windswept sea of grass
a blue dream




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Post by: Dutch... on April 02, 2012, 01:11 PM
a blue dream
white specks reflecting on water
now, let there be Spring!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2012, 01:14 PM
well played Dutch, hiya!  :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on April 02, 2012, 01:29 PM
~takes a bow~  *hehe*

Hi there Halo!  :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 02, 2012, 01:46 PM
now let there by spring
when every sun is golden
and we can pick them!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 02, 2012, 03:50 PM
and we can pick them
wildflowers along the bank
make spring necklaces
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Dutch... on April 02, 2012, 04:16 PM
make Spring necklaces
dandelions and buttercups
brook as our mirror
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 02, 2012, 07:20 PM
Brook as our mirror
celestial reflections
caress your body
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 02, 2012, 08:56 PM



   caress your body
   warm sunbeams softly touch you
   white water splashes
   
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 02, 2012, 09:15 PM
white water splashes
up my nose from crashing waves
salty sneezes spray
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 03, 2012, 01:45 AM
salt sneezes spray
where's the kleenex, my dear one?
we are both so wet!  :wine :wine :wine :wine :wine :wine
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 03, 2012, 01:48 AM
we are both so wet
behind the ears, we giggle
in our innocence
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 03, 2012, 02:31 PM
in our innocence
wr write about the ugly
and wash it all clean
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 03, 2012, 03:59 PM



   and wash it all clean
   fly fishing for rainbow trout
   frying pan zizzles
   
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 03, 2012, 06:26 PM
frying pan sizzles
Sunday morning parables
served with marmalade
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on April 03, 2012, 09:44 PM
served with marmalade
today, sweet haikus from you
welcome back, now stay
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 03, 2012, 09:47 PM
welcome back, now stay
within this magnetic field
my lost electron
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on April 03, 2012, 09:58 PM
my lost electron
addition by subtraction
now an ion, you
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 03, 2012, 10:24 PM
(that was great)

now and ion, you
ride waves of refracted paths
arrives here again
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 03, 2012, 11:52 PM



   arrives here again
   the rope powered ferry waits
   the river current
   
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 04, 2012, 12:16 AM
the river current
sluices through the old jetty,
raging water's kiss
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on April 04, 2012, 02:25 AM
Raging water's kiss
Eddies tender cold caress
River drowns with love
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 04, 2012, 06:13 PM



   river drowns with love
   or love like a river flows
   continuously
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 04, 2012, 11:06 PM
continuously
embracing-resisting change
querulous rapids
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on April 04, 2012, 11:28 PM
querulous rapids
rivers of indifference

they both hold water

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY#ws)
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 04, 2012, 11:47 PM
they both hold water
unequally balanced, tip,
pressure closes in
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on April 05, 2012, 12:18 AM
pressure closes in
nitrile digits fix their grip
splinted— wide open
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 05, 2012, 01:15 AM
splinted wide open
the mississippi delta
silt slips silently
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 05, 2012, 01:09 PM







   silt slips silently
   down a lazy river bend
   paddle boats float by
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on April 06, 2012, 04:35 AM
paddle boats float by
stately southern gentlemen –
muted cygnets glare
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 06, 2012, 10:29 AM
muted cygnets glare
the middle of a city
campus pond is home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on April 06, 2012, 10:51 PM
my lost electron
puffy clouds float above it
river bank and me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 06, 2012, 11:42 PM
awwww Elise you didn't tag Seraph.. spank*


campus pond is home
frogs play songs with their tubas
lily pads vibrate
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 07, 2012, 12:22 AM
lily pads vibrate
float in skunk cabbage country
waiting on a frog
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 07, 2012, 01:34 AM
waiting on a frog
I suntan by the river
and hear his croaking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 07, 2012, 01:41 AM
And hear his croaking
singing the song of ages
calling for his mate
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 01:51 AM



   calling for his mate
   sips a bottle of red devil
   she baths in moonlight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 07, 2012, 02:05 AM
she bathes in the moonlight
stretches in a feline pose
soft shadows ripple
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 02:36 AM


   soft shadows ripple
   white water rushes between thighs
   moon glows violet pink
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 07, 2012, 02:42 AM
moon glows violet pink
its the same light on her face
and it fills the air
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 02:53 AM


   and it fills the air
   that aroma of rainforest
   waterfall rushes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 08, 2012, 08:44 PM



waterfall rushes
swimming nude in cool waters
wedded with wonder





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 08, 2012, 09:26 PM


   wedded with wonder
   watching fairies water dance
   across glittering pond
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 09, 2012, 12:44 AM
across glittering pond
where the air hangs quietly
early in the morn
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 09, 2012, 08:55 AM
early in the morn
the surface of the river
is honest and clean
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 10, 2012, 11:59 PM
is honest and clean
small streams retreat into woods
tasty long cold gulp
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 11, 2012, 01:11 AM
tasty long cold gulp
river water wets my throat
a buried treasure
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 11:12 AM
a buried treasure
lies beneath the waterfall
wedged between smoothed stones
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 13, 2012, 11:06 PM
wedged between smoothed stones
I like to rub my toes there
the river pumice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on April 23, 2012, 08:26 PM




the river pumice
can't grind away my sins by
constantly scrubbing



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 23, 2012, 10:07 PM
constantly scrubbing
my hands look like the old weeds
that strangle the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
that strangle the river
debris from the torrents
rains down on the water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 23, 2012, 11:24 PM
rains down on the water
puddles big as cabbages
fit for the walking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 24, 2012, 12:17 AM

   fit for the walking
   stoney path down the river
   brook trout catch mayflies







Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on April 24, 2012, 08:58 PM
brook trout catch mayflies
bring the biggest net you have
pray it doesn't rain
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on April 25, 2012, 11:49 PM
pray it doesn't rain
mama's chicken on the grill
lazy river times
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 05, 2012, 12:53 PM
lazy river times
a step child to the ocean
a close friend to me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 05, 2012, 01:28 PM
a close friend to me
rushing river disappears
into the ocean
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 10, 2012, 01:20 PM



into the ocean
never to return again
I tossed all my fears


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 12, 2012, 06:33 PM
I tossed my fears,
identity, off the boat
into rough waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 12, 2012, 07:59 PM
into rough waters
the sharks will be leaving me
I hold in my blood
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 12, 2012, 10:56 PM
I hold in my blood
prianah's all around me
waiting dark waters
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 12, 2012, 11:02 PM
waiting dark waters
but the cold splash opens eyes
to just enough light
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 13, 2012, 12:34 AM
to just enough light
dancing on dappled water
early morning sun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 13, 2012, 05:35 PM


   early morning sun
   hiding behind rainfall clouds
   the river thristy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on May 14, 2012, 09:29 AM



the river thirsty
beckoning me to enter
stones will hold me down


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 15, 2012, 06:25 PM
stones will hold me down
I remove them one by one
but do not throw them
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 17, 2012, 12:55 PM


   but do not throw them
   arrange distorted circle
   water rushes in




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 17, 2012, 11:39 PM
water rushes in
and they wait to be baptized
by natures harsh tears

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 19, 2012, 03:06 AM
by natures harsh tears
the windmills by the river
my love is waiting
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 19, 2012, 12:17 PM


   my love is waiting
   down on the warm river's bend
   anticipation




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 19, 2012, 05:31 PM
anticipation
steadily she maneuvers
sleek between the docks
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 19, 2012, 11:42 PM
sleek between the docks
days when a drifting river
puts you right to sleep
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 20, 2012, 12:16 PM
puts you right to sleep
the rhythm of the current
blankets me with care
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 20, 2012, 06:36 PM
blankets me with care
an  undercover angel
ready to take flight
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 21, 2012, 06:04 PM
ready to take flight
but more naturally fight
soul of the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on May 22, 2012, 01:40 AM
soul of the river
encompasses all she sees
traveling downstream
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on May 22, 2012, 04:45 PM
traveling downstream
away from the turbulence
into the vortex
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 22, 2012, 07:06 PM


   into the vortex
   under the great waterfalls
   lost souls scream for help





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 25, 2012, 11:42 AM
lost souls scream for help
they should have learned how to swim
the river is just
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2012, 07:40 PM


   the river is just
   waiting for silent revenge
   verdict toxic men




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2012, 08:13 PM
verdict toxic men
the waves will sentence them all
cannot one be spared?
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 28, 2012, 01:15 PM


   cannot one be spared
   river rapids waterfalls
   white water splashing





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on May 28, 2012, 02:27 PM
white water splashing
making love to the river
going kayaking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 28, 2012, 02:47 PM


   going kayaking
   summer heat cool water mist
   wet tee shirt glory





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 04, 2012, 05:09 PM
wet tee shirt glory
a pair of July sparklers
who needs the river?  :dblu :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on June 06, 2012, 02:20 AM
who needs the river?
try wandering through arid
waistlands for a week.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2012, 11:44 AM




wastelands for a week
harsh deserts for four fortnights
cool oasis near



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 08, 2012, 02:43 AM
cool oasis near
when the river song is played
every wave in tune
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 11, 2012, 01:13 PM


   every wave in tune
   upstream dancing rainbow trout
   fisherman swagging





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 13, 2012, 07:00 PM
  fisherman swagging
he has the right bait for me
down by the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on June 18, 2012, 09:26 PM




down by the river
ripples in the stream of life
hold on to His raft



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 19, 2012, 07:16 PM
hold on to His raft
there are waves on Heaven's shore
oh to be surfing
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 20, 2012, 12:50 AM
oh to be surfing
riding waves of purest blue
sea and sky a blur.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on June 20, 2012, 10:52 PM
sea and sky a blur,
I give myself to the mighty
and it's sheer power
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 21, 2012, 08:22 AM
and it's sheer power
overwhelms the swollen banks
rushing to the sea.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 22, 2012, 04:23 PM
rushing to the sea
all the hearts that are orphaned
they keep on beating
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 22, 2012, 05:08 PM


   they keep on beating
   drums and sending smoke signals
   waterfalls of love




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 23, 2012, 02:11 PM
waterfalls of love
cascade over mossy rocks
into still waters.


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on June 25, 2012, 01:01 AM
into still waters
secrets lie at the bottom
of the old quarry
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 25, 2012, 03:19 AM
of the old quarry
deep waters have taken over
the past long buried.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on June 25, 2012, 12:16 PM
the past long buried
coughed up on the river banks
floods force and fury
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on June 26, 2012, 02:23 AM
floods force and fury
this is the way each day starts
until the stars come
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 26, 2012, 01:02 PM

   until the stars come
   my sweet girl black velvet waits
   'til the river flows




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 26, 2012, 01:31 PM
'til the river flows
the salmon cannot swim
to the waiting bears
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 29, 2012, 06:12 PM


   to the waiting bears
   we hid up enchanted tree
   inviting river




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 03, 2012, 10:01 AM




inviting river
rushing cold from mountains' snow
takes my breath away



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 03, 2012, 08:28 PM
takes my breath away
the rushing water crushes
then nurtures the earth
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 03, 2012, 08:51 PM




then nurtures the earth
the unwanted deluges
unexpected life



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 04, 2012, 01:48 AM
unexpected life
a convergence of amino
acids reign in time
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 04, 2012, 02:13 AM
acids reign in time
I don't know what that all means
the river tells me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 04, 2012, 02:23 AM
the river tells me
about the building blocks of
life's alphabet soup
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on July 05, 2012, 01:42 PM
life's alphabet soup
swirling away to the sea
in a swift current.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 05, 2012, 06:38 PM
in a swift current
tumultuous white water
twists upon itself
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on July 12, 2012, 09:07 AM




twists upon itself
curling water round the rocks
dangerous eddy



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 14, 2012, 10:36 AM


   dangerous eddy
   'round and 'round like a disco
   river dancers clog



             *dance*
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on July 15, 2012, 03:08 AM
river dancers clog
metal taps loud on the pier
frogs croaking along
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 15, 2012, 03:25 AM
frogs croaking along
they pave the way for a prince
beside the river
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 15, 2012, 09:34 PM


   beside the river
   where I shot my whoring girl
   black roses weeping




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on July 16, 2012, 09:45 AM
black roses weeping
flood waters carry the tears
away to the sea.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 16, 2012, 03:35 PM
away to the sea
all things flow to its birthplace
it's good to come home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on July 16, 2012, 11:54 PM
it's good to come home
wander the wild river banks
in search of oneself.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 17, 2012, 02:30 AM
in search of oneself
through vast meadows and creeks
skipping stones await
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 17, 2012, 03:31 PM


   skipping stones await
   the river glitters for play
   resist temptation




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 17, 2012, 03:53 PM
resist temptation
tread the riverbank lightly
twill swallow you whole
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 17, 2012, 05:56 PM
twill swallow you whole
how I wish that something would!
I follow their voice
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on July 19, 2012, 01:36 PM
I follow their voice
hiding in the bulrushes
frogs and mosquitoes.



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 19, 2012, 10:20 PM


   frogs and mosquitoes
   bzzz ribbit bzzz slap ribbit
   riverside camping





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 19, 2012, 11:04 PM
 riverside camping
from here I can see the stars
the ones in your eyes
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on July 20, 2012, 12:58 AM
Kay & Rg,  I enjoyed both of these.  :sunny


the ones in your eyes
stars that make the universe
come alive with light.

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on July 23, 2012, 09:32 PM
come alive with light
bioluminescence blinks
river fireflies
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 26, 2012, 01:41 PM


   river fireflies
   lighting the dark forest path
   we walk hand in hand




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on July 26, 2012, 03:36 PM
we walk hand in hand
the river walks before us
the stream leads the way
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 03, 2012, 09:29 AM




the stream leads the way
swirling to serenity
calms to perfection




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cafeRg on August 03, 2012, 11:59 AM


   calms to perfection
   bubbly rushing water flows
   the splash of trout play




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 05, 2012, 01:09 PM
the splash of trout play
they never want to be caught
sliding out of hand
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 13, 2012, 09:17 AM




sliding out of hand
a big-mouth bass strikes my lure
rod and reel are gone




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on August 13, 2012, 01:46 PM
rod and reel are gone
play in the shallows instead
ripples circle out.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on August 13, 2012, 09:06 PM
ripples circle out
which direction will I go
weary of rivers
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 20, 2012, 11:40 AM




weary of rivers
monotonous stagnation
stir up the waters



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on August 21, 2012, 01:55 AM
stir up the waters
rain disturbing the current
heavenly bounty.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on August 23, 2012, 02:58 PM
heavenly bounty
lies beneath rushing water
strumming currents glide
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on August 24, 2012, 08:10 AM
strumming currents glide
wending their way to the sea
past forest and glade.


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on August 24, 2012, 04:35 PM
past forest and glade
a boy on a raft see
a perfect tableau
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on August 28, 2012, 11:06 AM





a perfect tableau
sun sets over the river
skies awash in reds




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 07, 2012, 01:43 PM
skies awash in reds
the way spirits come alive
in the fall season
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 08, 2012, 06:49 AM
in the fall season
reds and golds fire the sky
with flaming sunsets.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 09, 2012, 12:06 AM
with flaming sunsets
the colors call us to come
join those before us
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 09, 2012, 03:21 AM
join those before us
who planted future orchards
spent petals like snow.

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on September 11, 2012, 11:10 PM
spent petals like snow (beautiful imagery btw)
skim through air onto water
delicate skiffs glide
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 12, 2012, 03:14 PM
delicate skiffs glide
the change in currents arrives
and you enter in
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 14, 2012, 08:44 PM




and you enter in
chill bumps raise upon your thighs
icy river swim




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 15, 2012, 06:27 AM

thanks Ann

icy river swim
sunning on a warm boulder
spring thaw has begun
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 15, 2012, 09:39 AM




spring thaw has begun
rivulets begin to swell
grass begins to green



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2012, 09:25 PM
grass begins to green
even when water is slight
then comes the frost tips
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 16, 2012, 01:52 PM
then comes the frost tips
white-cold in the morning fog
crunchy under foot.

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on September 16, 2012, 06:12 PM




crunchy underfoot
slipping on stony scrabble
by the river's edge



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on September 16, 2012, 11:40 PM
By the rivers edge
I skim the smoothest stones, and
pray the levies hold
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 18, 2012, 01:22 PM
pray the levies hold
as I swim across the pond
to the other side
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: My Nemesis on September 18, 2012, 08:12 PM
Sometimes it takes me a minute or two. I was reading a few of these then suddenly the light went on.  I realized each post used the last line of the post before.  God I am just brilliant sometimes.  *rofl* :sunny


to the other side
rainbows dance in reflecting
pools of dark water




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 01, 2012, 10:38 AM



Now that you've figured it out, get tagging!




pools of dark water
mirroring my mournful mood
opaque and empty




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 15, 2012, 12:48 PM
opaque and empty
in the hot afternoon sun
dried up billabong.



Billabong:
A branch of a river or a still backwater or pond, and often one that may noticeably dry up in the dry season.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: annarkee on October 15, 2012, 08:33 PM
dried up billabong
The river sleeps on my feet
Whirlpool with all hope
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 16, 2012, 08:31 AM





whirlpool with all hope
slushing around in circles
taking away woes




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 18, 2012, 09:30 AM
waving madly... hi witt  :rose


taking away woes
cleansed under the waterfall
rainbows in the spray.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 18, 2012, 10:48 AM




Back atcha!




rainbows in the spray
rubythroats are hovering
perfect summer day






Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 19, 2012, 12:47 PM
perfect summer day
soft white clouds float slowly by
on a sea of blue.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 19, 2012, 08:54 PM





on a sea of blue
our boat is like a cradle
rocking us to sleep




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 20, 2012, 01:24 AM
rocking us to sleep
the current's lulling motion
soothing in the dark.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on October 20, 2012, 11:43 AM
soothing in the dark
night noises' cacophony
swirl 'round the water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 20, 2012, 12:54 PM
swirl 'round the water
eddies forming a whirlpool
down into the deep.


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on October 23, 2012, 12:02 AM
down into the deep
pulled there by death's unseen hand,
riverboat's demise
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on October 24, 2012, 05:28 AM

good one seraph. :)

river boat's demise
splintered in a time worn blur
ghosts in the ripples.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on October 24, 2012, 08:41 PM





ghosts in the ripples
grinning faces smiling back
it is Halloween




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on October 28, 2012, 02:13 AM
Thx Halo

It is Halloween
candles dance on the water
giving up its ghosts
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 09, 2012, 09:57 AM





giving up its ghosts
graves of the cemetery
beside the cold creek




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on November 10, 2012, 05:36 AM
beside the cold creek
searching for the north star's light
they hide from the dogs
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 10, 2012, 10:07 AM





they hide from the dogs
bloodhounds follow close behind
lose scent in river




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on November 11, 2012, 12:10 AM
lose scent in river
underground railroad skiff waits
the dark water saves
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 11, 2012, 08:23 AM

the dark water saves
fish threatened by fishing hooks
hide from the danger.

Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on November 12, 2012, 02:27 AM
hide from the danger
a thin reed provides fresh air
eyes beneath water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2012, 10:44 AM





eyes beneath the water
watching and waiting for prey
covered in pfluff mud





Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 12, 2012, 12:05 PM

covered in pluff mud
waiting for the miracle
anti wrinkle cure.

this one was right out of my depth... have no idea if pluff mud is good for wrinkles  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: witt on November 13, 2012, 10:27 AM

covered in pluff mud
waiting for the miracle
anti wrinkle cure.

this one was right out of my depth... have no idea if pluff mud is good for wrinkles  :tongue


Anything from our South Carolina beaches is a miracle cure!



anti wrinkle cure
salt water spray from the waves
revives energy









Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 13, 2012, 12:42 PM


revives energy
turbulent current swirling
over reeds and rocks.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: seraph on November 16, 2012, 01:45 AM
over reeds and rocks
the bright notes of the river
sing their song to me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 16, 2012, 07:00 AM

lovely, Ann!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: 7 on November 18, 2012, 08:57 PM
sing their song to me
a whispered wet symphony
all encompassing



Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on November 19, 2012, 05:59 AM
a splendid Haiku, 7!

all encompassing
mist rests upon the water
a shadowy shroud.




Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Rach on December 27, 2012, 10:01 PM
I am carried far
floating merrily along
with you beside me
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: daisyxo on May 22, 2013, 02:34 AM
with you beside me
drifting on ripples of time
eternity's love
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on June 14, 2013, 05:19 PM
REMINDER: How its done:
This Haiku is related to RIVER things.  As in our other Haiku challenges, take the last line from the previous haiku and make it your first line

eternity's love
like river's winding currents
neverending bliss


Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on June 22, 2013, 09:18 AM
never ending bliss
fish laugh at the fishermen
ignoring each hook.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: daisyxo on June 22, 2013, 11:20 AM
This is an oops!  I haven't quite figured out how to move the individual topics, yet --- it moved, but to the wrong place -- I'm working on it!
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on June 22, 2013, 02:50 PM
ignoring each hook.
obliviously swimming
fish avoid capture
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 26, 2013, 09:03 PM
fish avoid capture
slavishly swimming upstream
breeding in fresh pools
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on June 28, 2013, 12:32 AM
breeding in fresh pools
found along the river bed
minnow legacy
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 02, 2013, 03:27 AM
minnow legacy
no one cares how far you swim
just that you return
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 04, 2013, 04:55 PM
just that you return
swift currents foaming with life
plankton feeds masses
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 05, 2013, 12:21 AM
plankton feeds masses
how hungry we've all become
still we are not fed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 05, 2013, 03:10 AM
still we are not fed
tempting bait on large hooks
caught, fed to others
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 05, 2013, 08:10 PM
caught, fed to others
a hand that stretches outward
a river journey
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 06, 2013, 07:48 PM
A river journey
miracle parted red sea
safe dry ground exposed
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 07, 2013, 06:23 AM
safe dry ground exposed
during times of Texas drought
river beds cracking
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 08, 2013, 11:27 PM
river beds cracking
from the sun they have welcomed
light upon water
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 20, 2013, 03:48 PM
light upon the water
guiding light from silver moon
drawing dolphins home
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Kay on September 21, 2013, 06:08 PM
drawing dolphins home
they are dying without clue
taking their last breath

no one knows the reason why
but the gray ones cry out loud
and the blue ones smile
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 22, 2013, 02:36 AM
and the blue ones smile
sublime secret consciousness
beneath the dark seas


taking their last breath
fulfilling their destiny
watery food chain
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on January 18, 2014, 05:21 PM
Watery food chain
Giant vessels disrupting
Delicate systems
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on February 20, 2018, 05:33 AM
Delicate systems
Stream's dampened oscillations
Equilibrium.
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on February 24, 2018, 04:24 AM

equilibrium
efforts to restore balance
clean water for all
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: cipra on February 25, 2018, 05:38 AM
clean water for all
my secret mountain spring melt
please flow faster down
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on February 25, 2018, 10:26 AM


please flow faster down
over waterfall and rocks
water pure and clean
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 27, 2019, 06:39 PM
water pure and clean
freshly drawn from mountain stream
refreshing and cool
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: Halo on September 28, 2019, 08:07 AM

refreshing and cool
river water rushes on
tumbling and churning
Title: Re: Haiku River Tag
Post by: elise on September 28, 2019, 10:40 PM
tumbling and churning
water shows ferocity
power beyond words