Amidst the harvest sun’s glee
Youthful dreams recalled
The child’s wants expressed
In wildly scattered glitter
River flowing on
It took me quite a long time to decide what to write to accompany these pictures. I knew that I wanted to express at least one of the ways in which they fit the Weekly Photo Challenge: Connection. There are several of these – the connection of place to place, with the boat and the flowing river; the connection to nature that can be experienced upon the waterways and the connection with my own dream of someday living on a riverboat.
The main focus of the poem I finally wrote is the final one of these, although hopefully there’s also a sense of the others…
Usually when I write poetry it’s entirely free flow but for a while now I’ve been feeling the urge to write a haiku – something I’ve never before tried. In the end, after reading lots of different information pages and how-to guides, I wrote not just a single but a double haiku!
I hope you like it.