Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Poem: "Margaret River Haiku"

Sun-crested inlet,
white heron stalks the shallows,
darts into silver.

Ash-cheeked pelican,
comic, ungainly on land,
poem on the wind.

Bowls of blue-green glass
thrown by wind against water,
gifts for orange cliffs.


  1. I like all the colour in these short lines. And that second stanza is just great - the contrast between the land-creature and the wind-flyer. Great image, poem on the wind.

  2. Hi Andrew. Shades of Western Australia. I like the poem on the wind too. Am a pelican fan
    And the bowls of blue-green glass.

  3. Hi Helen,

    Yes, this is definitely WA where white herons are common, unlike here in NZ. And the "bowls of blue-green glass" are definitely the waves of Margaret River.

    Thanks, Michelle and Helen, for your kind comments.