Gulls - Photographed by Swampetta's grandson, Daniel, and used with his permission.

 

 



What is Haiku?

Haiku is a very old form of Japanese poetry, written in the format of three lines and consisting of no more than 17 syllables (5-7-5). Japanese haiku usually has a seasonal reference, where the more modern English-Language Haiku, which evolved from the Japanese Haiku doesn't. The English-Language haiku may consist of three lines with fewer syllables and it doesn't require a seasonal reference.

In writing haiku, one is supposed to find the 'awe' of an experience and try to convey it to others. Haiku isn't about rhyming or the use of metaphors. Rather, it's a writer's way of encouraging us to see beyond the obvious.

Open to all ages.
Send your haiku to:
Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)







Baby gulls wading
And scavanging for their food
At the water's edge.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






Gulls on sunny day
being served the ocean's fare
delivered to shore

***

after this day's rest
tomorrow morn the gulls will fly
seeking larger prey

***

but just for today
this boon of a sunny day
and dessert is fine



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)






Soggy Sea Gulls
Take break from fishing
Ocean too choppy



By Sharon (ByGolly26@aol.com)






A morning outing
rocks and sand so small the gulls
creatures just feeding

***

morning sustenance
check each wave as it recedes
typical morning

***

so blue the water
small breaking waves no bother
so white the beach sand

***

many crustaceans
meal fit for a hungry gull
typical the day



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






These gulls ignore the
bread crumbs I scattered on the
sand. They prefer crabs.



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






PATIENTLY THEY WAIT
FOR JUST THE RIGHT WAVE TO BREAK
THEN THE SEA GULLS EAT.



Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)






Hello, gulls,
What shall we wear tonight, my
Feathers look a fright

***

Cold winter blue
Cold little gulls,
What's it all about?.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






nature's sacred trust
ecology please be clean
preserve our gull friends



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






Gulls sturdy on rocks
Waves breaking at their sure feet
Bountiful Ocean



By Patience (patience@bresnan.net)






just another day
wading, floating and eating
A gull's busy life

***

gulls wade in the surf
sun kissed, sky blue water churns
Up comes our supper

***

keeping an eye out
for anything edible
it is a gull's life

***

soon it will be time
to soar above the water
searching for more food



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)






The waves bathe the beach
a few seagulls keep low key
and I write Haiku.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






seagulls blend with sea
white feathers, white foam on waves
artist's rendering

***

face into the wind
grip the rocks with sharp talons
fight the elements

***

seagulls are waiting
for others to drop their catch
on the rocks below



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






Instant breakfast here.
Hermit crabs are sure tasty.
Gotta love the crunch!



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






staring out to sea
seagulls abundantly fly
amazing to me

***

I watch and wonder
if they ever have felt any doubt
what their purpose is

***

then I long to soar
with wings that glide gracefully
a peace within me


By Pat (Patagain71733@aol.com)






Four little gulls
funtime for testing the
waters ~ lil' food perhaps:-)

***

Fine~feather'd
friends hoping for a catch
n water wonderland!



By Mary Carter Mizrany (MusingByMary@aol.com)






Slippery rocks webbed
Footed foursome congregates
For afternoon tea.



By Diana Mercedes (writerworks@live.com)






BLUE THE DEEP OCEAN
GULLS LOOK FOR BARE OPENING
FOUND SMALL SPACE NEAR SHORE

***

LOOK EMPTY JUST FINE
SAND DUNE SMOOTH NO TRACKS WERE SEEN
A PLACE TO CALL HOME

***
THE GULLS LED ME HERE
THEY WILL GET FED IN MORNING
THE FISHERMEN'S LEFT-OVERS
AND FRESH FISHES FROM THE SEA



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)













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