Haiku, OneSingleImpression


one single impression no 10: desert/deserted…
photo: outback, pebblesrubke, photobucket

in days gone by i traveled to oz and lived in western australia, traveled up and down the west coast… in the northwest travelin by car every so often we’d pass a bridge and there would be a river waiting silent… we would rest awhile, take a cool dip and move on…


hot dry breezes blow
cooling river sings out loud
meditative day

hushed river flowing
arid air sitting so still
red sand reflects heat

vacant blowing wind
remote invisible roads
shifting sands utter

serenely barren
roaring river races by
boulders subtle shade

* * * * *
and, just because…. deserted

abandoned alone
quiet stirs the grieving heart
memories awash


11 thoughts on “Outback

  1. “Serenely barren” makes me think of the dry spell before richly creative moments. This quiet that “stirs the grieving heart” often gives way to great beauty, like this poem!

  2. You not only created a mood but a landscape with words too. That is not easy. And the last is very moving, strangely sad and comforting both.

  3. I like how the haiku form is sewn together here to tell a more detailed description. I did that with tankas before and it comes out pretty good sounding. I will continue to read more.
    See you next Thursday!

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