Haiku - From Grey Sky to Blue

England is covered in snow! Quite a contrast after returning from a wonderful holiday in South Africa. At Sungubala, an amazing place in the Drakensberg Mountains, I had a gogga (bug) fly into my ear! In there it felt and sounded like a motor bike. And on the Vaal Dam, I spent an adventurous day on a yacht named Splash. Great memories which will perhaps explain some of the following haiku.

a glimpse good morning

i turn around and you’re gone

footprints in the snow

crunching on the path

white boardwalk beneath my feet

winter wonderland

the wise sage returns

as wisdom relates once more

to giving ones heart

fly into my ear

and make yourself comfortable

in sungubala

oncoming water

the wind from approaching skies

connecting with flash

early morning sun

lights up majestic mountain

birds cheer the event

loud silent mountain

sitting under bright lit skies

the joy of nature


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

I love your haikus and your pictures! Just lovely!


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed them.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Very Nice Russ.. Thanks for sharing your talents.. Enjoy your snow.. we're beaching here! Take Care.


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Pearldiver, so good of you to visit and comment, thank you. But did you have to tell me that you were beaching?? Have a good Christmas and New Year. xx


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Mistress of Spice 5 years ago from uk uae

hello u twosom? stop the debate? m between the north and southpole..lol best of both worlds...hve fun..

Mistres of spice


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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

very nice. great pictures


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Mistress of Spice, "There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing". Thanks for dropping by. Russ xx


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Enlydia, thank you, much appreciated. Russ


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Arthur Burke 5 years ago

Beautiful poems. Beautiful photos. Thanks, Russ.


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Arthur and thank you! From you, that is a huge compliment.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Russ...My sensitive and talented friend...only you would compose a haiku to a bug...As always, I enjoyed your haiku out loud with my morning coffee...I hold each haiku as a stand-alone declaration of life lived in the moment...

Hope you are enjoying your very white Christmas, and my best to you and yours for a joyous and safe holiday season...Larry


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hello Larry, thank you so much - haiku with coffee, a great menu. All my best wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous festive season and I look forward to reading your inspirations soon. Russ x


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Stunning words and pix, Russ! I really enjoyed this Hub.

Happy New Year!

Love and peace

Tony

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