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Dorset Haiku

Updated on May 9, 2020
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Russ writes on relationships, people management, music, and poetry. He is originally from South Africa and now lives in the UK.

hiding from the sea

nestling under the brambles

a small boat graveyard

nature at its best

beauty strewn in silent wait

chesil beach pebbles

waking up the stones

hearing them groan as i walk

creating echoes

each one a beauty

footsteps crunching endless beach

beautiful pebbles

symphony backdrop

pulling back across the stones

music of the sea

morning golden tones

the depth of joy unequalled

looking at the sky

millions of years

prehistoric shifting sands

as the cliffs crumble

bobbing up and down

in the company of friends

waiting for a fish



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      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      sfrentz, your comment, like haiku, is very brief and yet says so much! Thank you.

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      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Good morning Larry. I've just returned from a two-day break in Dorset (UK). I needed a break and found that at the Dorset coast this time of the year, most people only got out of bed after eight and businesses opened at the earliest 09:30. This meant that the sounds of nature - the beach, the gulls, the sea, the wind, the air itself - could really be heard. Sitting on Chesil Beach on the pebbles as it became light, I was amazed at the sound of the sea on the stones. I've heard the sound before but never like that. Touched, with a tears, I sat and listened for an hour and went back the next morning for another dose. You always 'get it' my friend. Yes, chattering pebbles. Thank you. It was the acoustics that touched me and made the visual so exciting even though it was a cold, grey, damp day. There is always something wonderful in life when we step back and take notice. Go well Larry. Russ

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      9 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA


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      Larry Conners 

      9 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning Russ...These are wonderfully visual and surprisingly acoustic haiku that sang their siren song throughout...Calling me to the pebbled shore...I can hear clearly the chattering pebbles as they resist the dragging tide...Reading these out loud gave me immense pleasure and a touch of sadness...I surely miss my San Francisco Bay...

      Rated up and beautiful...Sala Kahle, my friend...Larry

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      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you Vickie for your kind words. My favourite beaches to laze on are sand, but pebbles add such a wonderful dimension to listen to. Russ

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      Vickie Bovender 

      9 years ago from Southeastern US

      Beautiful, dreamy haiku -- and I've never seen pebbles on the beach!


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