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Friday, August 1, 2014

Haiku Special - Writing with Khalil Gibran - August 1, 2014

This is the first of a series of inspirational posts from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai dedicated to Khalil Gibran.

This is the opening poem from "Sand and Foam":

I am forever walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam,
The high tide will erase my foot-prints,
And the wind will blow away the foam.
But the sea and the shore will remain

© Khalil Gibran

These lines speak to me in many ways .. I've lived a nomad's life and often have had the feeling that I've never left a trace anywhere.  Of course I suppose most people have this same sensation without being a wanderer.  Our individual life is like the sand on a beach, our passage ephemeral, but existence continues.

the plane is ready
another beach to visit
more people to meet

footprints in the sand
a moment in time
seagulls cry

cycle complete
 footprints erased
high tide is in

sunset and high tide
wind whispering - tomorrow
Venus in the sky

© G.s.k. 14


  1. Your haiku series really speaks to me -- today I was thinking about the same thing -- all the plans I had as a young adult -- and I've accomplished none of them -- what footprints have I left behind?

  2. Gibran has a way of jogging thoughts and memories. I guess dawn (or Early Early morning) is also conducive to reflection. Glad we were on the same wave length. :-)

    1. Hey - totally unrelated to this post - but - one of my long-distance friends is on Blogspot and has this blog -- -- you should read what he wrote. It's amazing. Quite a talented guy -- a musician, writer, artist -- and a fighter, as he's been fighting Lou Gehrig's.

  3. the most important prints we leave behind
    might be those we were never aware of
    or those we forgot with the passage of time

    these are all nice
    i especially like the third


    1. Thanks JzB ... glad you enjoyed them and that's for the beautiful comment.


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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