coming home …
the outspread arms
of a shrimp boat


6 Responses

  1. Joe McKeon Says:

    Nicely done Julie! I had to look up an image of a shrimp boat to fully appreciate it. Joe

  2. Julie Warther Says:

    Haha! Yes. I understand. We don’t see many of these on Lake Erie. Jekyll Island, Georgia, however, is my home away from home.

  3. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Very nice, Julie! I like the imagery presented. :)

  4. Alan Summers Says:


    coming home …
    the outspread arms
    of a shrimp boat


    A very British scene too! :-)


    I'm reminded of a converted mine sweeper, force 8 gales up top, and giant prawn curry sailing into a French port and even as a child, shocking the old sailors that a 12 year old could drink big glasses of wine with schnapps. :-)


    No rice wine here…

    the in-between season
    I follow the Mogami River
    by riceboat

    n.b. [the small gap between Summer and Autumn if the tsukutsukubôshi cicadas
    at Sumadera are heard to ‘sing’ (which I did)]

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: World Haiku Review Japan Article Vending machines and cicadas (2003); Travelogue on World Haiku Festival 2002 (Akita International Haiku Network, Part 1, Japan 2010); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012).


  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    A shrimp boat with outspread arms welcome you home – brilliant! :)


  6. Robertolucci B. Says:

    Really nicely done, Julie!
    Thank you for this pom, Julie!!
    And thank you for making me win again, Julie!!!
    I love these contests so much!!!! They are so unbiased!!!!!
    I make you win and compliment on your poem, and in return you make me win and compliment on my poem!!!!!! It's a win-win!!!!!!!
    For us I mean, Julie…
    And for the talented naive losers who don't belong to our circles, Julie, you can say again your old slogan: "these pomes will surely find their home somewhere else, bye! Julie"

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