Creative Writing and unfinished business…
June 7, 2014 § 13 Comments
nothing but sand
the north sea
is miles away
Photo of Holkham Beach courtesy W.B Pippin
Tagged: big skies and beaches, haiku, poetry
WOW – so big it’s almost scary. That’s the picture. The haiku is great too!
Thanks, Bruce. I think it’s a landscape that could be dangerous as one could get cut off when the tide came in…
Love the bleakness, and the starkness, and the Haiku. Something in the whole thing calls to me.
What a sensitive response. Perhaps there are some childhood memories for you?
Perhaps, not sure myself.
du sable, c’est tout,
la mer du Nord
est si loin
not a literal translation of a beautiful haiku! Hope you’ll like it – Thanks for sharing such beautifiul pictures & poems.
Lovely, F. What a fabulous haiku. They always sound much nicer in French! x
Wonderful…..I love that feeling when the tide has retreated almost as far as you can see….leaving soft undisturbed sand….
Thank you. I feel much more at home in mountainous and treed landscapes, so it was interesting to experience this. I felt a strong sense of past community and cooperation – and much laughter… 🙂
Beautiful in its simplicity. And I love how the poem starts out with this seemingly immeasurable distance, but then you hone it down to something we can understand when you describe the North Sea being miles away. (Does that even make sense? I hope so.) Love to you, Rachael!
Yes, it does make sense. This haiku was just an observation – a note to myself to write something about that beach. When I went back to it I realised it could already be ‘complete’. I’m going to pare down to the minimum and brake the 5-7-5 rule more and more to see what emerges. Might be a disaster! Hugs xxx
Beauty even in the barren miles of sand. Uh…did you happen to see any nudists in the area?! Just curious!
It is spectacular, but so desolate – hardly any birds or crabs or anything really – except fresh air. And as for the nudists, Ron – too cold! 🙂
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