Haiku Written by Guests, Jan. 20, 2007

Cynthia Plummer of St. Petersburg directed a poetry workshop for The Pier Aquarium on the Third Floor Gallery Saturday afternoon. We selected haiku as a form so that we could include some math into the fun. Haiku is usuallly written in three lines of five, seven and five syllables.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia's definition of Haiku: un unrhymed Japanese poem recording the essence of a moment keenly perceived, in which nature is linked to human nature. It usually consists of 17 jion (Japanese symbol - sounds).

 

The outstretched dock
Solitude is my comfort
The water holds us.

Cynthia Plummer, St. Petersburg

Beach

A day in the sun
Warm and wetter never felt better
Lasting memories.

Kevin Kirrey, 40, Jacksonville

Fun

endless days of fun
sandy beaches underfoot
searching for shark teeth.

Jacob Kirrey, 11, Jacksosnsville

The Dock

The dock is quite old.
Long is the word for the dock
relax on the dock.

Liam O'Dowd, 8, St. Petersburg

Storm by the Seaside

Wide veiled sky, water
drops on skin; white crests, crashing
waves whirl against all.

Daphne Galperin, St. Petersburg

The Iceberg

The iceberg floats slow.
it melts down in warm water.
The iceberg is gone.

Aidan O'Dowd, 6, St. Petersburg

Cold

The iceberg is cold
standing on one would be scary
unless I was hairy.

Grace

Calm Day

A cool & calm day
the breeze washes over me
Feel serenity.

Patti R., 30

Bending

I bend and I warp
and stretch atop the water
A bird's lone respite.

Doug, 41, St. Petersburg

Wet and Wild

Wet liquid, very black
streams lovely past my window
away from my home.

The water flows fast.
It goes quickly-forever.
And we don't see it.

Emily Stehle, Clearwater

For M.R

My mind thinks only
of the Beautiful Water
in Marjorie's book.

Emily Stehle, Clearwater