Rusty Paddle Out – Series of Haiku

Dry Dusty Surfboard

Remembering Cold Ocean

Pushing Through Waves

Mechanical Arms

Pulling Handfuls Of Ocean

Pumping Human Oars

Raging Torrents Roll

Angry Ocean Charging Bull

Relentless Crashing

Breathless Gasping Air

Silence! Freight Train Roars Above

Burst Up To Surface

Tormented Sand Bank

Abused Beaten Torn Apart

Roars Behind. Below.

Silence! Different World

Massive Rolling Ocean Walls

Bearing Down Slowly

Ageless Paddle Fight

Over. Until Time Again

Rest Tired Oars

Copyright © Andrew Phillips 2009

Haiku (俳句, haikai verse?), plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.


One thought on “Rusty Paddle Out – Series of Haiku

  1. love love love that you put the definition of a Haiku at the bottom…..

    Oh, and you made me feel for a split second like I was in the ocean…

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