Ocean Floor (Haiku)

Deep blue space below

droplet in a sea of black

Life is found beneath



If space is the final frontier, then the ocean must be the forgotten frontier. The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earths surface, yet we know more about the moon than the deepest of our seas. However, both frontiers are so much alike. The ocean, just like space, is a place inhospitable to people. Without oxygen we are unable to breath;specialized gear is needed to travel deeper into each frontier; and only the most technologically advanced machines can venture to the depths of the unknown. There was a time when we thought that no life could exist in the far reaches of the ocean, for no light could penetrate the darkness of the waves and the pressure would surely kill anything that dared swim deep enough into the black. We were proven wrong. Life is bursting at the seams at the bottom of the sea floor. And yet a similar debate goes on: whether or not life exists on other planets. If life has found home in such a dark and forgotten place, in a world that is just a mere droplet in the sea of the universe, then surely life has found home elsewhere among the stars. These deep sea ocean dwellers are a testament to the tenacity of life.

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

well done...liked the Haiku

really very nice said that 'droplet in a sea of black.."....

all votes up and sharing:-)


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

i love the pic :) and your haiku is great, so much thought and feelings for such few words.


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ThatFatGuy 4 years ago from Here and there Author

Thank you very much. Now that I think about it, all my Haiku's are about the stars even though I try to write about something different each time.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Perfect haiku! You really have a way with words.


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ThatFatGuy 4 years ago from Here and there Author

Thank you very much for the kind words my friend.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Great contrast of words. It is really enchanting.

Voted up and interesting. :-)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I agree. The ocean is man's final frontier. Who knows what lurks down there!

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