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Over & Over

Footprint on Sand

Crashing swells erase
impressions on sand I make,
over and over.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Unstoppable
Photo: ©2012 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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Hope

Clouds Over Waves

Light pierces gray clouds
oppressing turbulent seas.
Lone gull soars aloft.

 

 

***I wrote and posted this before reading a repost from O at the Edges. My work has always been about finding internal peace. This, though, was a hope we all find peace with each other. So, for what its worth, here’s my contribution to #PoetsForPeace ***

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Storm
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

I Walk – a Haiku

Nature Trail Riverside CA

Eschewing a plane,
I walk towards solitude
ten minutes from home.

Desert wilderness,
stippled in olive and beige,
lures soles to pavement.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Aimless
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Simplicity

Tropical Trail

Jewel box lays empty.
Rather, I wander the woods,
boots begrimed by earth.

***Hats off to the ladies who work full time while raising babies and still manage to post on time. <sigh> I, on the other hand, have only myself to baby, and I still miss deadlines. Sorry. 😦

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Simplicity
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Hiking

Angel's Landing

Red Earth stains my shoes,
climbing Angel’s Landing in
clear-headed silence.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Rebuild
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Desert Weather – a Haiku

Death Valley

Tempest clouds the sky
and drowns the valley in floods,
then sun shines brightly.

 

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
Photo: ©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

From Inside

Two Butterflies

Two butterflies dance
in the garden though clouds loom.
I watch from inside.

***Hi! I’m posting early, because I’ll be “radio silent” for ~2 weeks. Off exploring the world, looking for inspiration beyond my garden. 🙂

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Crossroads
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Gymnopedie #1 – a Haiku

Loch an Eilein_1

Ivory keys fall
in mournful chords, notes dancing
like rain on pavement.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Music and inspired by Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie #1
Photo: ©2010 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Borrowed Time

On the Way to Gun Galuut

Verdant grass droops brown.
Giant mountains slide to mounds.
Earth spins round and round.

**Apologies for the delayed post. It’s been a whirlwind week, but I didn’t want to go down the no-post-just-this-week road again (you know where that leads!).

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Borrowed
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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