Deserted Beach

abandoned by waves
sunlight traces sparkling salt
driftwood comes alive

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Beach 2

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My response to Carpe Diem #1222 Beach

In a new episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, in a month in which we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for summer, today’s prompt is a modern kigo taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku: ‘beach’.

darkening beach
the warmth of a person’s eyes
for the sinking sun

scattered in sand
embers of a saltwood fire
face to face with stars

shell beach
wind blowing through
a train whistle

a windless day
the beach colored
sea foam

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

15 thoughts on “Deserted Beach

  1. Oh I love driftwood…you used love walking along the beach when I was a teen to deserted areas where boats were left to die, driftwood brought a life to the beach imagining the stories it could tell. We brought several pieces to our home growing up. Your haiku brought back fond memories, thank you for that!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! I once found the most amazing piece of driftwood, brought it home, sanded it down, varnished it and had it for a couple of years until a visitor took a fancy to it and I haven’t seen it since!


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