stillness
the kayak
breaks
the river’s
glassy skin


5 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg I Says:

    mute swan
    circles the pond
    ripples abound~~~

  2. marykendall Says:

    Beautiful.

  3. Mar Says:

    Nicely done,
    I can hear the very faint sound
    I wish it were warm enough here to get mine out

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    Wonderful!
    .
    Some of us seek silence or stillness and some of us shun it.
    .
    .
    stillness
    the kayak
    breaks
    the river’s
    glassy skin

    —RICHARD ST. CLAIR

    Very painterly, just like Peter Doig's famous artwork, and that edge of tension between peace and quiet and calamity.

    Just as there's tension in a water surface so there is in life elsewhere.
    .
    .

    our clouds of breath
    the river bank reveals
    its water vole

    Alan Summers
    From the haibun Strange Bed
    Blithe Spirit (Journal of the British Haiku Society)
    Vol. 27 no. 1 (February 2017)

    and

    sewer rat
    breaking the water surface
    its shut eye

    Alan Summers
    First Publication credit:
    Haiku Spirit #16 Eire, (1999)
    Anthology: The New Haiku (Snapshot Press 2002)
    Collection: Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

  5. Zuni Says:

    I feel and hear the water, air in the trees. Beautiful poem truly immersive.

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