Saturday, April 14, 2012

Last Look Through A Window

Photo by Susie Clevenger



Seashore sonnets and
sandcastles - gone with a wave
of a hand goodbye.

For the Photo Challenge at Real Toads

27 comments:

Lolamouse said...

Reminds me a many summer vacations. Lovely memories.

Karen said...

It's always to hard to say goodbye to the seaside.

Sioux said...

I love the double meaning of "wave." I just KNOW Fireblossom will be tickled pink with this haiku. ;)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, hard to say goodbye indeed, but particularly to the seaside!! Perfect words as always, MZ!

Heaven said...

Sad to say goodbye to seashore sonnets and sandcastles ~

Margaret said...

...the last lingering look at a nice relaxing spa-like vacation...

This was the first photo I tried to write for but they were all horrible. and you do it PERFECTLY in 12 words... Clever use of wave...

Splendid mind you have. :)

Fireblossom said...

The love of haiku is the root of all evil.

Brian Miller said...

i dont like goodbyes...at least with sand castles you can build them back you know...

Fred Rutherford said...

MZ, I have to say I used to travel a lot, and luckily whenever I was near water I was able, for the most part, to get rooms with ocean/river views, and I have to say, looking out that window every morning at that sight is something I'll never forget. Love how you use goodbye here, as I interpret it in a multitude of ways. You are leaving, as if you're going to jump. You are leaving as departing this vacation scene. Or you are leaving your woes behind as you are now on vacation and this view from the window is, albeit temporary, enough to wave goodbye to those real life weights on the mind. Fantastic piece. Thanks

Christine said...

a few salty tears too I'm sure

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sigh. I so love this.....especially "seashore sonnets"

Mary said...

Excellent!

Richard Cody said...

On which side
of the window
is reality?

Anonymous said...

I suppose that'll be just find since you're not really a "seashore sonnets" kind of girl. :)

I'm enjoying your haiku but love your typical feisty fare.

Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

clawfish said...

Feel the sand and smell the sea

Kerry O'Connor said...

The soft 's' is wiped away by the hard 'g'... everything contributes to the mood here, the bitter sweetness of nostalgia.

Claudia said...

a holiday over...and all the songs and scents die..sad..great capture mz

Cad said...

You wrap a holiday up well in your words!

Brendan said...

The same hand cups this in its hand. Sweet.

ds said...

True that.

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect. I was ready for the sandcastles to be gone with a wave from the ocean, and you changed it. Very well done.
But I love the first part — seashore sonnets and sandcastles — it makes me homesick for the ocean, but in the nicest possible way.
K

Mary said...

Some things end WAY too soon.

Hannah said...

Love the alliteration and the double meaning in wave, cleverly penned!

Susie Clevenger said...

what a beautiful haiku you created from my photograph..you captured what I felt when I left Punta Sur. Although I didn't build a sand castle it was a wave goodbye and the beautiful moment of that visit was gone. I took this from a window at the top of a lighthouse. I climbed every stair and I was so proud. :)

Herotomost said...

This was my fave of the photos...and you did it much justice. Kiillleeerrrrrr!!!!

Mary Ann Potter said...

You've packed a great deal into these short lines. A beautiful reflection here!!!

unsungpoet said...

Sweet.