Editor's Choice from the "beach" Haiku Thread - John Daleiden




The Beach...A Place to Celebrate!


The Beach!  Let's go to the Beach!!

A beach is a common geological landform, usually found along the shoreline of an ocean, sea or lake. It consists of particles composed of rock, sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobblestones, shell fragments or coralline algae fragments. These landforms are also found along the banks of many rivers on all the continents. The beach is an experience common to many humans everywhere in the world.

Twenty poets from nine countries have contributed eighty-seven haiku to this "beach" Thread which celebrates a diversity of activities.

The effect of human activity on the Environment is a lifelong force!

The sandy beach—
anywhere you go
you leave a trace

# 20. Monika Wojtenka, PL

...a place for fun and recreation...

a boy catching fish
with his gaze

# 12. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR


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

# 17. Jacek Margolak, PL


summer morning
noisy children building
huge sand castles

# 54. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


shell collecting—
I enjoy the breeze
of waves

# 11. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN


seagulls call
warm sand
between my toes

# 03. Cara Holman, US


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

# 14. Richard Stevenson, CA


the boardwalk
shrieks from the roller coaster
drown out the waves

# 26. Cara Holman, US


some drunks
take pictures
of my son's sand castle

# 28. Ralf Bröker, DE

...a place for solitude...

On the empty beach—
only my puppy
and I

# 79. Maria Tirenescu, RO

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

# 41. Chen-ou Liu, CA

...a place for challenges...

almost sixty—
the beach pebbles larger
than I remember

# 49. Richard Stevenson, CA


ouch! ouch!
skipping to the surf
at midday

# 18. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

...a place for dinning...

seashore breakfast
even the grapes
taste salty

# 61. Jacek Margolak, PL


New England clambake—
steaming in the seaweed
mussels and lobsters

 # 85. John Daleiden, US

...a place of the seclusion for lovers...

On the beach—
two lovers looking
for the new moon

# 83. Maria Tirenescu, RO

...a place for devastating modern disasters brought about by humans...

a new dawn—b
the pristine beaches
marred with oil globs

# 87. John Daleiden, US


tar balls
on the beach...
silent skies

# 37. Chen-ou Liu, CA


washed up
on the beach
oil stained feathers

# 10. Stevie Strang, US

...a place for bathers and worshippers of the sun...

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

# 16. Chen-ou Liu, CA


beach throng

# 34. Neal Whitman, US


in the shore grass
a bikini top

# 29. Bernard Gieske, US


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

# 80. John Daleiden, US


singles beach
I look for the pebble
with fine edges

# 55. Jacek Margolak, PL

...a place of haunting beauty at all times of the day...

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

# 78. Frances Shaffi, US


sunburn blisters—
above the crescent beach
a crescent moon

# 72. Ignatius Fay, CA


beach at dusk
waves washing
the gull’s legs

# 45. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR


at sunset
sails on the horizon—
sudden darkness

# 59. Jacek Margolak, PL


under the new moon—
the spring tide
covers my toes

# 04. Peter H. Pache, US

...a place available in all geographical locations...

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

# 84. John Daleiden, US


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

# 22. Cara Holman, US


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

# 58. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

...and a place for all seasons...

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

# 76. Frances Shaffi, US


winter beach
walking past snack stands
boarded up

# 24. Cara Holman, US


the distant past—
footprints in the bedrock
washed by waves

# 08. John Daleiden, US

The Beach...a place to celebrate!








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