Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Deserted Beach - September 13, 2014

No, this is not a re-blog ... we look again at deserted beaches for Carpe Diem Haku Kai .. but this time I will only image you with haku!

in autumn's passing
the deserted beach - silent
only the winds whispers

in a distance - bells
orange leaves invade the beach
dawn's golden hour

persimmons mature
near the deserted beach
- sparrows fodder

glorious autumn morn
Riva's beach is deserted
except for the ducks

their children now grown
swans desert the beach nests
until next spring

© G.s.k. '14


14 comments:

  1. Really enjoying the orange leaves invading the beach --- coupled with the bells it's a glorious image! And the final haiku is really bittersweet -- so much like the season itself. :)

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    1. Seems that swans are monogamous, but when they don't have cygnets they seem to go their separate ways, at least during the day ... very wise birds.

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    2. Very wise indeed!

      My college used to have a pair of swans - unofficial mascots - when one died the other one wasted away very rapidly. Beautiful birds- but very nasty when the lady swan was nesting o.O

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    3. Oh yes ... they can be very mean when the cygnets are little! A Japanese guy was dumb enough to get close to a newly hatched nest to take photos last year, boy you should have seen him run!

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  2. What a lovely story and images of your home, Georgia. each verse reminds me of another poem or story you talked about, the persimmons...I know what they are now:) and that last verse is so charming, I imagine those swans all grown up now...you will see only Spring even bigger:)

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    1. Yes, the little ones aren't little any more. The funny thing is where they go do in the fall ... it seems that the forestry people move the younger ones somewhere so that Riva doesn't get over croweded there is always an average of 4 or 5 families in the area ... when you consider that each family has 3 or 4 cygnets in spring .... Hope I don't become too repititious ... but you're right, these are related to earlier poems I've written. I'll have to go look for the hedgehogs ;-)

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  3. I love swans and cygnets in the last stanza.Also the ducks on the beach. Lovely autumn images with a tinge of sadness in the church bells. Thank you for all your visits and support .They are much appreciated.

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    1. I love the bird life we have in our area ... I should try to observe the coots a little more. Bells here are an everyday (all day) affair - Catholic country you know. I love reading your haiku and your work is really inspiration. Thank you for dropping in too!

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    1. Ah yes ... persimmons are very good to eat but very difficult to preserve. Now days they aren't even very "fashionable" but that's good for the birds, especially sparrows ;-)

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  5. Lots of images of deserted-ness here! My favorite is the one that includes persimmons.

    Deserted Beach

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    1. Ah ... you usually write about desert-ness ;-) ... persimmons are a cool fruit and so delicate that it's rare that they get all picked so the birds have hearty autumn meals. Thanks for dropping by ... loved your romantic deserted beach.

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  6. I like these, a lot of nice imagery, especially the last one of swans leaving..

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    1. Thanks .. I loved your ocean therapy! :-)

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

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