Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seashore Haiku
By Don Iannone

gentle ocean breeze
drifts across mountains of sand
broken seashell laughs

one wave, then comes more
perfect red-orange sunset
land, sea, and sun meet

shipwrecked sailor calls
into the night he wanders
then his ship comes in


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Nice work! What made you want to write ocean poetry?

Kathleen said...

Ahhhhhh.... yes.. lovely!!!!!!!

dumbdodi said...

I am thinking, lovely summer breeze and walk on a beach made you write this poem!!

I have always wondered what lies beyond the horizon where 'land sea and sun meet'

A Beauty

Don Iannone said...

Thanks James, Dumbdoddi, and Kathleen. Enjoy your tidal dreams.

James...ocean poetry? Just thinking about of the good times walking on the beach on Amelia Island (north of Jacksonville). The ocean is also so full of inspiration.

Pat Paulk said...

Walked those beaches a bunch in the mid 80's with my kids. Good ones!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. So you also know Amelia? Great place. We try to get there once a year.

Anonymous said...

You know these are good even though they don't rhyme. I like reading poetry out loud and can hear the words in my ears. Even though I am getting a little hard of hearing. Is it ok to say things to other folks leaving you messages? I like what this dumbdodi has to say about the horizon. I was on a ship during my service days and I saw some of the prettiet sunsets and sunrise you ever seen. They were gorgus. Well if dumbdodi can see what I'm writing here maybe she'll know I said I agree with her. Hey better scoot.

Yours truly

Harlan C. Riebe

Shane said...

enjoyed these.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Shane. Glad you did.

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