Celebrate Poetry-4/14: OCEAN

The theme for Day 13′s celebrating National Poetry Month is “OCEAN.” Click HERE for details of this haiku celebration of throughout the month of April.

I love just about everything about the ocean–the sound of the waves, the scent of salt, seaweed and fish in the air, the cry of seagulls. But one of the things I love most is watching sandpipers being chased by waves.



Share your haiku about the OCEAN in the comments of this post and you’ll be entered in the drawing for one of three signed copies of LIFE: HAIKU BY HAIKU! Only three rules:

  1. Must be your original haiku (which is typically seventeen syllables, three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each, but I won’t be a stickler.)
  2. Must be entered in the comments of this blog post
  3. Must be about the topic of the day

Click HERE for details.

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24 Responses to Celebrate Poetry-4/14: OCEAN

  1. Azim Khan says:

    we wrecked the ship
    in turmoil of deceit
    treasure hunt is over

  2. Azim Khan says:

    flows into ocean-
    ultimate peace

  3. Robert Brown says:

    The tide had came in
    Washing up bottles with notes
    People lost at sea

  4. Waves rolling to sea
    Suck sand from beneath my feet
    Rhythmic, soothing sound

  5. Azim Khan says:

    white elephants charge
    frothing with rage

  6. Steve says:

    the sea shore, cold feet
    we looked west, the horizon
    ate the sun

    dipping in our toes 
    the sea circles the world and
    touches us again

    • Jan Morrill says:

      Yes, Steve. Cold feet at the sea shore. I’ve experienced that, but it’s worth it. And I like the image of the horizon eating the sun. But, I think your second haiku is my favorite. Intimate, yet around the world, too. Very nice.

  7. Jim Barton says:

    bird tracks in the sand–
    messages without bottles,
    foot-notes for the sea

  8. Lori Ericson says:

    endless sea of waves –
    awesome power seizes thought,
    humbles my being

  9. Lewis colyar says:

    seashell to my ear
    listening for the voices cast-
    into the ocean

  10. Lewis colyar says:

    With each ocean tide:
    An ancestor soul comes to-
    Shore, we all meet soon

  11. Waves embrace us all.
    Whale road, gold hoard we plunder.
    Love her back we must.

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