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, 25 April 2013


Scottish Arthurs Seat
extinct volcano system
shaped by glaciers

my Arthurs Seat world
soars above Port Phillip Bay
close to a fault line

There is an Arthurs Seat in Scotland.
It has a volcanic heritage.
My Arthurs Seat mountain is on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
It does not have a volcanic heritage.
 It was named by Acting Lieutenant John Murray when he entered Port Phillip Bay in the ship Lady Nelson in February 1802.
 Murray thought that it resembled the hill of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh (which was his home city).
My Arthurs Seat mountain is close to the Selwyn fault line running along the ridge of the peninsula.
The photo above is a view from my Arthurs Seat of the bay, looking down on Dromana.

Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Volcano


Anonymous said...

Lovely. One can see forever. Lovely haiku.

Anonymous said...

Nice haiku.
Nice view, too.

WabiSabi said...

Beautiful, informative post! I'm learning so much about Australia from reading your posts! Thank you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fault lines certainly make for an interesting life, especially when they start to shift!

The Write Girl said...

Thank you for the history and haiku. Beautifully done!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous...can see why you call it "your" mountain. Interesting history.

Anonymous said...

Lovely take on history.

Panchali said...

Your mountain is serene, beautiful and breathtaking!
...thanks for sharing the history. Brilliant pic. and words!

Nanka said...

You can never tell when these faults will decide to correct their posture!!
There is so much seismic activity happening around our region!!
Love the cool feeling in the Haiku!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!


Nice haiku and a good piece of information! :)

joanne said...

incredible vista from up there....I had no idea that Australia was volcanic!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting!

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