Early this month, we talked about how to start a Haiku Journal. As mentioned, famous Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho, recorded his travels by way of haiku in his diary. I recently took a drive to the northern California coast for some R & R and thought I’d follow Basho’s lead by poetically recording what I saw each day. Here are a few of my travel haiku, hopefully you can “see” what I saw through the imagery in these poems:
misty coastal breeze orange poppies on hillside wave hello to waves
sand dollar on beach the sun-bleached canvas holds nature's petal sketch
sandy beach blanket bug lies on back, is it dead or on vacation? sandpiper on shore playing chicken with waves hop! you can't catch me
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