Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bodies of Water

[These Haiku were penned at the request of my wife this summer. I am posting them now as a response to the Monday Poetry Stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect.]

Bodies of Water

Northern Lake

Icy water lies
still and waiting for the first
swimmer of the day.

Nova Scotia Afternoon

Gulf stream and shallow
ocean surprise my feet with
North Atlantic warmth.

Boat Trip

Right whale to starboard
a pod of pilots to port ,
how lucky are we!

North to South

From crystal blue creek
to roiling muddy mammoth -
the Mississippi.

No Comfort

The lake basks all day
turning the water into
a giant hot tub.

The Living Water

The ocean breaths in
our garbage - how soon before
it exhales on us?


Shephard said...

These are great!
My favorite is The Mississippi!
From crystal blue creek to roiling muddy mammoth. Wonderful imagery!

Maria said...

Such an incredible piece.....

sister AE said...

Hi, Shephard. Thanks. I grew up about an hour from one of its muddy parts, and was blown away by what it looked like in Minnesota...

Hello, Maria. Thanks.

Cloudscome said...

Beautiful! My favorite is "Northern Lake". I love the image of the icy water waiting in stillness for the first swimmer.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Cloudsome. I think that is my wife's favorite too - she swims those cold waters while I'm much more of a wimp. I grew up with lakes such as the ones in "no comfort."

Mad Kane said...

Great! My favorite is Living Water, probably because I'm so into political verse.
Mad Kane

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent selection, I think I like the last one best though, for the same reasons as Mad Kane!

sister AE said...

Hello, Mad Kane. Thank you.

Hi, and thanks to you too, Juliet.