July / August 31, 2009 "Beach" Haiku Thread





Announcing July / August 2009 "Beach" Haiku Thread

The theme of the July / August 2009 haiku thread will be anything to do with the beach.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "beach" Thread.

Subject Line: July / August 2009 "beach" haiku thread.

Deadlines: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 – Midnight Wednesday, August 26, 2009.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at July / August 2009 "beach" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Monday, August 31, 2009 Sketchbook.


Read the July / August 31, 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the July / August "Beach" Haiku Thread


Patricia Biela, US ; Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH; Tanja Cilia, Malta; Gillena Cox, TT; Andrzej Dembończyk, PL; Garry Eaton, CA; Terri French, US; Victor Gendrano, US; Andrea Gradidge, CA; Alexander "Lex" Joy; Betty Kaplan, US; Ashi (Jens-Christian Kjaer), DK; Karina Klesko, US; Krzysztof Kokot, PL; Artur Lewandowski, PL; Roy Linquist, NO; Jacek Margolak, PL; Karen O'Leary, US; Peter H. Pache, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Anne Smith, UK; Barbara A Taylor, AU; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Saša Važič, Serbia; Neal Whitman, US; Rafal Zabratynski, PL


Australia, Canada, Denmark, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tabago, United Kingdom, United States


the busyness
of sand fleas

01. Andrea Gradidge, CA

footprints and shadows—
which ones do I follow
on the lonesome beach?

# 02. Saša Važič, Serbia

sand castles
the beachmaster
makes a muscle

# 03. Garry Eaton, CA

a crimson sunset
lighting up the horizon...
scintillating beach

# 04. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a footprint
fills with seaweed—
high tide

# 05. Alexander "Lex" Joy

beach footprint...
waves whisk
it away

# 06. Karen O'Leary, US

one wave
after another—

# 07. Alexander "Lex" Joy,

the sun is too hot—
I ask my sunburnt fellow
to lend me some shade

# 08. Saša Važič, Serbia


Hiding in the sand
Pincers preparing to pounce—
Feeling so crabby!

# 09. Tanja Cilia, Malta

hundreds of turtles
on the Galapagos beach—
new life just begins

# 10. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

beach erosion—
trucks full of sand
rolling in

# 11. Betty Kaplan, US

hot beach stones—
I try to follow
the broken path

# 12. Saša Važič, Serbia

lovers' footprints
disappearing in the sand:
a lonely beach

# 13. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

kicking a beach ball
with my toe—
too late

# 14. Saša Važič, Serbia

nude beach
an ice cream vendor's
distant jingle

#15. Garry Eaton, CA

under a hat
my dazzling eyes follow him—
a lonesome bather

# 16. Saša Važič, Serbia

a beach mongrel
barking his head off...
the receding tide

# 17. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

climb the sand—
high tide

# 18. Alexander "Lex" Joy,

Hot sun, sand and sea—
Longing for my childhood days
I cannot go back.

# 19. Tanja Cilia, Malta

A joyous beacon
on the sunlit beach

# 20. Ashi (Jens-Christian Kjaer), DK

burnt back
after the sunset
—the nudist beach

# 21. Artur Lewandowski, PL

a vibrant beach:
as far as the eye can see
glistening white sand

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

feeling out of place
in the beach, she changes
from bikini to a thong

# 23. Victor Gendrano, US

at the beach café
tiny ants are swimming
in the butter

# 24. Barbara A Taylor, AU

Waikiki Beach
so many bare bodies
so little time

# 25. Victor Gendrano, US

glittering sunlight
bouncing up and down
a beach ball

# 26. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Orange sky at dusk—
The smell of skin warmed by sun,
Sand between my toes.

# 27. Tanja Cilia, Malta

two shiny eyes
sliding sideways
down a sand hole

# 28. Barbara A Taylor, AU

motionless bathers
on the sandy beach—
lazy day

# 29. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

under a seamless sky
pleasure boats sail serenely...
a distant beach

# 30. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

nude beach
her mud pies
so big

# 31. Jacek Margolak, PL

Grand Anse—
Shaking the towel sand
back to the beach

# 32. Gillena Cox, TT

Looking out to sea
One hand shadowing the eyes
Spray falls like tears.

# 33. Anne Smith, UK

the winding road
to Maracas beach
smell of the sea

# 34. Gillena Cox, TT 

chorus of cheers—
a game of beach volleyball
on the sandy shore

# 35. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH
an empty beach—
the sea erases
bare feet tracks

# 36. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

deserted beach—
a nun speaks out loud
to the sky

# 37. Karina Klesko, US

beach walking—
out loud I calculate
Fibonacci Numbers

# 38. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

at the shoreline
a fallen castle—
seagull standing guard

# 39. Terri French, US

sandy beach—
a bare-bottomed toddler
chasing sandpipers

# 40. Terri French, US

air, water & land
touch point

# 41. Peter H. Pache, US

wave crests wipe out
a double set of footprints—
the empty beach

# 42. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

a hot summer day
the beach buzzing with bathers...
yearly regatta

# 43. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

beach reading—
the sandcrab's black eyes
peer at me

# 44. Terri French, US

happy faces
on the rocky beach—
party time

45. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

a sandy beach—
foot-long hotdogs on the grill
and bottles of beer

46. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

tumultuous sea
a beach rolling in and out
torrential downpour

# 47. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

behind the fence
seal pups sunning—
someone’s cell phone

# 48. Neal Whitman, US

a beach phantasy
with white sand and silky sea...
the sun worshippers

# 49. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

my “Fear the Poet” cap
keeps my spot on Carmel Beach—
distant breakers

# 50. Neal Whitman, US

children on bent knees
rebuilding their sand castle...
towers on the beach

# 51. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

surreys, bikes, kayaks
for rent at Lovers Point shack—
“No Lifeguard on Duty”

# 52. Neal Whitman, US

after the tempest
debris floating on the waves...
a deserted beach

# 53. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

tykes dive
from a floating raft
beach day

54. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

calypso music
floating on the warm wind:
a crowded beach

#55. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a man and woman
picnic on the cold beach—
hopeful gulls arrive

# 56. Neal Whitman, US

salt in my eyes
and the scent of the sea...
my favourite beach

# 57. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Haitian blue water
washes the laundry white sand—
a paint brush dream

# 58. Patricia Biela, US

children's laughter
between one wave
and another

# 59. Jacek Margolak, PL

the empty beach—
barefoot tracks of feet
a sea is erasing

# 60. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

dawn beach
a crab crawls out
from the sandcastle

# 61. Jacek Margolak, PL

white carpet
early morning
untouched beach

# 62. Roy Linquist, NO

the first light of day
climbs the dune

# 63. Jacek Margolak, PL

drifted sandal
child size

# 64. Roy Linquist, NO

beach at dusk
the rattle of pebbles
with every wave

# 65. Jacek Margolak, PL

high tide
foam clouds dance
lead blue sea

# 66. Roy Linquist, NO

after scattering ashes...
a solo seagull
above an empty beach

# 67. Jacek Margolak, PL

scattered unintentionally
seashore cemetery

# 68. Roy Linquist, NO

wild beach
the pattern of wind
in virgin sand

# 69. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

white waves caress
a moonlit beach...
the still of night

# 70. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

at the beach—
many children watching
the unstuck whale

# 71. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a haughty beach bum
claims to be the Messiah:
shouts of repentence

# 72. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the sea washes up
algae on the beach—
no one in the water

# 73. Maria Tirenescu, RO

feet disturb the sand—
chafed granules travel on soles
trashing car floorboards

# 74. Patricia Biela, US

deserted beach—
among the acacia leaves
a swallow sings

# 75. Maria Tirenescu, RO

monthly red waves crash
tiny white islands for years—
men pause for this

# 76. Patricia Biela, US

after the storm—
on the beach an empty boat
and sea-jellies

# 77. Maria Tirenescu, RO

windy beach—
a torn newspaper blown
across empty sand

# 78. John Daleiden, US


Read the July / August 31, 2009 Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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