the sound of water
(Originally published in A Hundred Gourds 1:3 ? June 2012)
Issue 14.2 | 19 November 2014
I haven't been around jettys at midnight only a dock/harbour on New Year's Eve. :-)
Pero’s Bridge –
the dock’s ice gathers
new year resolutions
Publications credits: City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (Paralalia 2004)
ISBN 10: 0954811704 ISBN 13: 9780954811709; 3Lights Gallery
PROMENADE A 3LIGHTS Gallery Presentation Curator & Photographer LIAM WILKINSON 2008 3Lights Promenade (April – July 2008)
I’ve only written a single jetty haiku, with a touch of humor:
passing marshfields –
through a dirty train window
a jetty of yachts
Blithe Spirit vol. 7 no. 4 (1997)
And a few harbour and dock ones…
between night showers
Presence 2 (1996)
a sunfall’s last glints over
wind dimpled water
City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (Paralalia 2004)
ISBN 10: 0954811704 ISBN 13: 9780954811709
I love this, Alan
I'm happy mine prompted you to dig out yours <s>
Thanks a ton
"Sound in haiku" was the theme of the recent Haiku Northwest retreat in Seabeck, Washington. So I particularly appreciate this vivid haiku, Kala.
Nice! I can see it, hear it, and feel it.
I can hear this precise sound through your words, although the moment is a long ago memory. Thank you !
Beautiful compliment, Barbara
Thanks a ton :))
the slap of dark water
as the tide turns.
Nice response :)
My senses come alive! Beautifully crafted, Kala! :)
Thank you so much :))
This is one of my favourites.
I remember, I did work for a long time to get this right :)
'Slap' is exactly the verb that is needed to describe the sound of water hitting water at a jetty. Great sound and vision used to create atmosphere in this one, Kala.
Thank you so much for your appreciation.
All art heavily depends on this 'pat' on the back.
Yes, I remember Susan Constable saying she conducted it.
Happy you could relate to this so effortlessly
Full of energy. I love it.
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