Monday, April 15, 2013

Sharing haiku

I am hosting a daily haiku meme on Chèvrefeuille's Carpe Diem and today I was reading the post of several contributors to that daily haiku meme. I ran into a wonderful haiku on 'Capricorn' (The Sea Goat), as part of a series of prompts on the Zodiac, written by Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special. That haiku was the following:

Sitting at the bar,
the old goat dreams of the sea -
the waves whisper

(c) Cathy Tenzo

Really a nice haiku. In my comment I gave my own haiku in reaction on the one by Cathy. I love to share that haiku (in a little other way) here with you all.

waves whisper
stories of far away places
to an old sailor

Credits: Old Sailor

Isn't it a wonderful man? Look at that face ... you can see the story of his life. He must have had a hard life and many adventures don't you think? And he must have a thousand stories of far away places. Now he's to old to be on a ship sailing over the Seven Seas, but the waves whispering their stories into his ear.

Hope you did like this post.



joanne said...

your haiku is a wonderful complement to Cathy's ..... my dad was sort of an old salt.....Spent his life on the sea,,

Sara McNulty said...

This has a true ring of nostalgia in it. The painting is incredible.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I really like your haiku in response to mine, and that is a wonderful picture.