tidal survival

This haiku technique is called Narrowing Focus and it was used often by Basho (1716-1784)) because, he as an artist, a painter, was a very visual person.  It starts basically with a wide-angle lens on the world in the 1st line, then switches to a normal lens for the 2nd line and zooms in for a close up in the end.      

-info from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 



ocean waves crash shore

salt foam recedes from wet sand

crab flees exposure



photo by lynn

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bastet
    Mar 12, 2016 @ 04:39:40

    splendidly done!


  2. Chèvrefeuille
    Mar 09, 2016 @ 19:09:24

    Beautifully composed haiku Lynn … a nice way to narrow focus you have described.


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