May / June , 2010 "beach" Haiku Thread




Announcing the May / June 2010 "beach" Thread

The theme of the May / June haiku thread will be anything to do with the "beach" in either the southern and / or northern hemispheres. It is not necessary to use the word "beach".

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

Subject Line: May / June "beach" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Thursday, June 25, 2010.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at May / June 2010 "beach" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Tuesday, June 30, 2010 Sketchbook.



Read the May / June 2010 "beach" Thread Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the May / June 2010 "beach" Thread



Priyanka Bhowmick, IN; Ralf Bröker, DE; John Daleiden, US; Ignatius Fay, CA; Bernard Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Jacek Margolak, PL; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Peter H. Pache, US;  Reason A. Poteet, US; Frances Shaffi, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Stevie Strang, US; Richard Stevenson, CA; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR; Neal Whitman, US; Monika Wojtenka, PL


Countries:  Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, Trinadad and Tobago, United States



ninth autumn since:
between mother and me
the Pacific

# 01. Chen-ou Liu, CA

hot night
again I feel some

# 02. Ralf Bröker, DE

seagulls call
warm sand
between my toes

# 03. Cara Holman, US

under the new moon—
the spring tide
covers my toes

# 04. Peter H. Pache, US

watching the beach
the Ferris wheel turns
around the tides

# 05. Bernard Gieske, US

ahead of the storm—
waves breaking left and right
beach meeting beach

# 06. Neal Whitman, US

sand in my hair
visions of sharks
strike three, sunburn

# 07. Reason A. Poteet, US

the distant past—
footprints in the bedrock
washed by waves

# 08. John Daleiden, US

the winter beach
footprints in the sand
like mine—shod

# 09. Ignatius Fay, CA

washed up
on the beach
oil stained feathers

# 10. Stevie Strang, US

shell collecting—
I enjoy the breeze
of waves

# 11. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

a boy catching fish
with his gaze

# 12. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

the whole beach
is lost to the sea—
will it return?

# 13. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN 

Miracle Beach—
so far from her prairie home,
our daughter turns stones

# 14. Richard Stevenson, CA

scintillating stars
upon a serene ocean...
summer night

# 15. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

nudist beach—
half-hidden behind a veil
a woman's face

# 16. Chen-ou Liu, CA

breaker wave
a sand crab escapes
from the child's bucket

# 17. Jacek Margolak, PL

ouch! ouch!
skipping to the surf
at midday

# 18. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

cool morning breeze
sudden reminder—
busy day ahead

# 19. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

The sandy beach—
anywhere you go
you leave a trace

# 20. Monika Wojtenka, PL

seagulls nipples

# 21. Chen-ou Liu, CA

a starfish clings
to gray rocks at low tide
dreams of the sea

# 22. Cara Holman, US

rocky shore
fish skeleton
our beginnings

# 23. Bernard Gieske, US

winter beach
walking past snack stands
boarded up

# 24. Cara Holman, US

dark clouds now one
beach sage waving back and forth—
time to go home

# 25. Neal Whitman, US

the boardwalk

shrieks from the roller coaster
drown out the waves

# 26. Cara Holman, US

on shore
casting looks
across the sea

# 27. Bernard Gieske, US

some drunks
take pictures
of my son's sand castle

# 28. Ralf Bröker, DE

in the shore grass
a bikini top

# 29. Bernard Gieske, US

beach sky

# 30. Neal Whitman, US

at wharf's end
dangling feet
empty tomorrow

# 31. Bernard Gieske, US

a bamboo pole
stuck into the sand—
the beach loud and clear

# 32. Neal Whitman, US

my skin
tastes salty
she says

# 33. Ralf Bröker, DE

beach throng

# 34. Neal Whitman, US

against the pier
beer cans rock
last night's party

# 35. Bernard Gieske, US

March tidal pool
crabs and anemones
reap the flood surge

# 36. Ignatius Fay, CA

tar balls
on the beach...
silent skies

# 37. Chen-ou Liu, CA

just before sunset—
mauve sky streaks
take us to the beach

# 38. Neal Whitman, US

at the pier
morning's trumpet glow

# 39. Bernard Gieske, US

bleeding dolphins
on red winter sands
slaughter in Japan

# 40. Ignatius Fay, CA

beach bonfire...
nothing left between
the moon and me

# 41. Chen-ou Liu, CA

bare footed
I stand on the shore--
sizzling hot sun

# 42. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

deserted beach
if it weren’t for that
upside-down boat

# 43. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

where white sands
and the sea meet--
an eternal tryst

# 44. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

beach at dusk
waves washing
the gull’s legs

# 45. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

littoral drift
ate up the beach—
boys are bewildered

# 46. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN 

spring break spectacle
even tide at Daytona
human barnacles

# 47. Reason A. Poteet, US

stranded jellyfish—
my heart too adrift,
suddenly beached

# 48. Richard Stevenson, CA

almost sixty—
the beach pebbles larger
than I remember

# 49. Richard Stevenson, CA

dredging in the port
took away the sand;
no beach

# 50. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

rays of sunshine
shimmering on the sea:
a regatta

# 51. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a massive wave
gobbling up the sand...
lost memories

# 52. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

stray bikini pubes!
I stretch out my towel,
punch a dent in the sand

# 53. Richard Stevenson, CA

summer morning
noisy children building
huge sand castles

# 54. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

singles beach
I look for the pebble
with fine edges

# 55. Jacek Margolak, PL

a fishing boat stumbles
into the port

# 56. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

after after grad—
a bassett drags his balls
along the beach

# 57. Richard Stevenson, CA

huge waves crashing
against the mossy rocks...
a blue sky

# 58. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

at sunset
sails on the horizon—
sudden darkness

# 59. Jacek Margolak, PL

low rays of dawn
stretch the snipe’s shadow—
oil-tainted clams

# 60. Ignatius Fay, CA

seashore breakfast
even the grapes
taste salty

# 61. Jacek Margolak, PL

beach at sunset
barefoot, holding hands—
cooling sand

# 62. Ignatius Fay, CA

big waves...
the moon surfaces
from time to time

# 63. Jacek Margolak, PL

beach sand
umbrella, ice pack—
after the luau

# 64. Ignatius Fay, CA

a breaching whale
captures our attention
from the cape

# 65. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

warm sand of evening
lost in a June long past
—she remarried today

# 66. Ignatius Fay, CA

on cold sands
fresh dingo tracks
stop outside the tent

# 67. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

cold fall afternoon
icy cloudless blue sky
alone on the beach

# 68. Ignatius Fay, CA

sea side—
morning breeze
raising the hairs

# 69. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

first day at the beach—
off her diet for lunch
meatball sub

# 70. Ignatius Fay, CA

morning breeze
after the darkest hour—
fading sky

# 71. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

sunburn blisters—
above the crescent beach
a crescent moon

# 72. Ignatius Fay, CA

Early in the morning—
a seagull soars
above the Black Sea

# 73. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Sunset on the beach—
intertwined in a grip
our bodies shadows

# 74. Monica Wojtenka, PL

Sea weather
brings some algas to the shore—
no seagull on air

# 75. Maria Tirenescu, RO

beach wet from rain—
in the cold windy, grey skies
a cry of sea gulls

# 76. Frances Shaffi, US

Storm on the sea—
some seagulls
saunter on the cliff

# 77. Maria Tirenescu, RO

morning beach breeze—
birdsong rises with first light
cheering our hearts

# 78. Frances Shaffi, US

On the empty beach—
only my puppy
and I

# 79. Maria Tirenescu, RO

beached, she slathers
herself with sun block—
a school of porpoise

# 80. John Daleiden, US

on the wild beach…
Look a snail!

# 81. Maria Tirenescu, RO

sounds of child play—
under the umbrellas
in dark shadows

# 82. John Daleiden, US

On the beach—
two lovers looking
for the new moon

# 83. Maria Tirenescu, RO

on the beach rocks
two walrus bask—
ice in the bay

# 84. John Daleiden, US

New England clambake—
steaming in the seaweed
mussels and lobsters

 # 85. John Daleiden, US

some children picking up the shells
from the beach

# 86. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a new dawn—
the pristine beaches
marred with oil globs

# 87. John Daleiden, US


Read the May / June 2010 "beach" Thread Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden



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