Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Heath on the Rosebud foreshore by Port Phillip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula

Ravaged by salt winds
Deprived of gifts from rich soils
Blinded by hot suns

Stands up to hot suns
Clings to the hope of pale sands
Heath on the foreshore

For more information on heaths in my world of Victoria, Australia, see HERE!

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~ Heath
Sensational Haiku Wednesday ~ Traditional ~ About Nature


Managua Gunn said...

A real testament to nature - I like that very much.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

I love this two haikus - and the meaning behind.

best regards

Kristjaan Panneman said...

A tribute to Mother Nature ... very nice penned.

WabiSabi said...

Heath plants are truly amazing in the conditions they can withstand.

Anonymous said...

a couple of strong haiku. speaks of courage, endurance and hope

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, you captured the landscape so well here. Thank you :)

Meenakshi Malhotra said...

myriad faces of nature, destroying, nurturing!

very well written!


kaykuala said...

The strength and the tenacity is overwhelming! Nicely Gemma!


Brudberg said...

Wonderful haiku Gemma.

Tara Tyler said...

those haiku were a mouthful! complex beauty!

Jazzbumpa said...

What everyone else said.

The great diversity of nature -
Something always grows where nothing else will.


Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

I enjoyed your haiku...
heath is a word I am not used to using...thank you for a lovely poem

joanne said...

a determined heath, personified so well!

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