As an attorney, Eric spends much of his time playing around with words. Before there was twitter, the Japanese had elevated brief communication to an art in the form of Haiku. Haiku are short poems that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty or a poignant experience. Elizabeth Jean provides a wonderful vantage point for inspiration from nature, beautiful moments and poignant experiences. In the spirit of teaching us salty dogs new tricks, Eric will try his mind and hand at haiku.
Pelicans: A Haiku (originally posted June 7)
In tight formation,
A pelican peloton,
With grace glides above.
Sad parting: A Haiku (originally posted June 4)
Bare poles; bagged sails below.
Elizabeth Jean rests, safe.
Dock lines hold; we leave.
La Cruz Anchorage: A Haiku (originally posted May 28)
Hot May sun shimmers.
Thermals roil the anchorage,
Our last until fall.
Crocodiles (originally posted April 7)
Crocs open jaw waits,
Posing in murky water,
Statuesque for bait.
Tortuga Haiku (originally posted April 3)
Turtles float log-like.
On their brown backs, birds hitch hike.
Becalmed, we motor.
Sky Temple Haiku (originally posted March 26)
Rooster crows; broom sweeps.
Sky Temple learning awaits.
Waves hiss on white sand.
Southbound Haiku (originally posted January 17)
Night watches chill bones.
Orion guides us southbound.
Morning sun brings warmth.
Fluorescent Flashes (originally posted August 27, 2013)
Elizabeth Jean surrounds.
Night porpoise escort.
Packing (originally posted April 2013)
Boxes on the floor.
Walls shed pictures as if fall leaves.