October 23, 2006

Yugen Haiku


(Thanks to Fabrik Studios for the image.)

Coaxing my mind’s eye,
My father’s words while sailing:
Watch for the wind now.

(Thanks, too, to the women of One Deep Breath
for their continuing inspiration. And a special
birthday cyberhug for my amazing dad!)


9 comments:

Catherine said...

Lovely photo which you have captured perfectly in your haiku

Jemima said...

This feels so safe, not a comment I expected to make about being at sea.

Endment said...

The photo and the words let me feel the coming of the breeze

Sending a very Happy birthday wish to your dad

Helen said...

Beautifully done! :)

paris parfait said...

Wonderful photo and haiku to match! I love sailing and your haiku captures the joy of being on the open sea.

kerrdelune said...

Shelley, the photo is full of mystery and adventure, and the accompanying haiku is a perfect marriage of the two, very peaceful as well. Kudos to you for this one!

Sandy said...

Just love that photo, and what a great memory to record in your beautiful poem.

susanlavonne said...

this one sure brought a lump to my throat...my own dad doesn't sail but all of the sentiment that goes with this lovely haiku sure made me relate (and smile)...thanks!

Pearl said...

Glad you treasure your dad.

Lovely image of sailing.