Beach Diamonds to Art Deco

For this Renga With Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has chosen six (6) haiku from her online Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”. Here are the haiku to work with:

beach diamonds

a new day crystallized

in sunny surf foam

colony of seagulls scrapping

over yesterday’s French fries.


white pussy willows

above a muddy swollen river

fat raindrops

flatten their bouffant hair-dos

droop like soggy cotton balls.


light carried in my arms

apple blossoms from a neighbor

on my doorstep

next to fresh bottles of milk

and the morning paper


Tai Chi on the beach

one gull watches

with outstretched wing

moral support is found

in unexpected places


between the fields

a break in the evening mist

three lilac bushes

call attention to themselves

shimmering in scented dew


shades of art deco

lying on the beach

abalone shells

a pastel kaleidoscope

without the thunderstorm

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

6 thoughts

  1. I love the collection of haiku here. So well written. My favorite is the first one. “Beach diamonds/a new day crystallized/in sunny surf foam”. Thanks for sharing. ❤

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