Knocks me out! I have read nothing but the Japanese masters since I became interested in Haiku…Now, ..just starting "tiny words" …cannot believe the quality and imagination of some of these contemporary poems!
Michael this poem touches the heart and I am proud of you. Unlike Japanese masters the English language does not always lend itself to perfect 5/7/5 syllables-nor do they all refer to a time of season. Michael Lee Johnson, the Itasca, IL poet.
I like the contrast between limitless ocean and the limitations of being human. And the whole intent behind the poem, the unspoken desire to strive beyond all setbacks. Our bodies may only travel "so far" but our eyes, our minds and imaginations. . .