perpetuum mobile

A haiku on “perpetual motion” for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai reprise…

 

ocean breaks in waves

seagull sentinels keep watch

foam washes up crab

 

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photo by lynn

sound of water

osaka

source: CDHK

 

 

kema-cho, japan

hear gently falling water

whispering to leaves

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photo by lynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kemah, galveston

seagulls on boardwalk

soft waves lapping pier

once upon a beach

Carpe Diem’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  beach

 

mesmerizing swell

turquoise waves break in white froth

caressing smooth stones

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

European tour: Portugal

Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai wraps up virtual tour of Europe.

 

ocean waves lap shore

dig toes into warm wet sand

soak in sunshine coast

 

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(photo credit: CDHK)

tides of time

 

droplets

of water,

miniscule

seconds

of time

collected into

myriad foaming

minutes

of salty brine

spraying wildly

off crests

of rolling

hours;

incessant waves,

pounding out

days

upon the shore.

 

an ocean

relentlessly

reclaiming

sands of

years

in wrinkling

imprint on

beaches strand,

leaving us

with shiny

scattered

bits & pieces,

of shells;

lives

iridescent

memories.

 

we pick up

the pretty

moments,

turning

these over

in our hands

to take home

for display

in pint jars

upon shelves,

but best to

leave slimy

clumps of

seaweed

to dry to

brittleness

with the

passage

of time.

 

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http://dversepoets.com/2014/07/24/bold-metaphors-and-images-avoiding-words-like-like-and-as/

Response to Claudia’s  metaphor challenge and Mary’s earlier poetics on “time”.

 

haiku with ocean view

 

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relentless as time

winds blow, tides swell, breakers foam

shifting sands of shore