Saturday, September 4, 2010

Haiku Madness strikes...

Only one commenter noticed that I wrote a Ukiah instead of a Haiku in yesterday's post. Of course I meant to! How dare you imply that I was simply under the influence of sleepiness or worse...
Today I will rectify the situation and address the hurricane with the correct form...

Looking for the storm
my silly heart wants breaking
Earl blows in at last



This is the weird part...I got half way through this haiku when the power went out - at about 11 this morning. Now at 8:30 it is back on. I have some pictures of the tropical storm once known as Earl...






Unfortunately a man died either falling or jumping off a boat that he and another fellow were trying to wrest off the rocks not too far from here. In the midst of the strongest winds...


In this crazy force
A dance in grey confusion
one man leaps or falls



Felix's first visit to High Head looking out Shad Bay...










Prospect

11 comments:

Jennifer Lane said...

The awesome power of Mother Nature! I'm here for Karen's barbeque! I'm also a therapist and author so it seems we have some things in common. Take care, Jen

J. L. Jackson said...

Hi Jan! Earl didn't catch us, but it looks like it caught you. I am from Karen G's BBQ, also. Love the pictures!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

The green in that first photo is unreal. I could stare at that for hours, I think. I love the photos and can feel the power of the storm through them. Mighty fine haiku or ukiah (works for me) as well. :)

Mason Canyon said...

The photos are breath taking. I'm glad y'all weather the storm well, sad about the boater.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Lou Belcher said...

Beautiful photos! thanks

Jan Morrison said...

Jennifer - thanks for dropping by! I'll come visit you this morning...
J.L. - it was awesome in the true meaning of the word. I'll be over to your place today as well.
Tricia - it is our garden right at Earl's fiercest. so bizarre when the photos of Shad Bay are almost like black and whites.
Mason - hi! Yes, we did fine - I was worried about losing my dear maple trees but they hung in and even my tomato plants are unscathed although bowed over some.
The fellow that died ran a marina near here and must have been panicking over someone's boat. It was reckless for them to go out in the bay but I understand it somehow - we think we can do things we simply can't. He was 53.
Lou - I'm glad you like them and thanks for stopping by...

Clarissa Draper said...

Not great at poetry so I wouldn't know it wasn't a Haiku or not. Love the ones you did though. I hope everyone is safe up there in Canada and you live in a wonderfully beautiful place. I want to visit your neck of the woods (bay) some day.
CD

Jan Morrison said...

Clarissa - then you can visit me! I would so love that. It is a wonderful place to live. It is way fun seeing it through the eyes of Felix, our young student. He thinks it is great!

Liza said...

I'm glad you posted the pictures. Earl pay his visit to us at 2:00 a.m., so there were no photo opportunities. As much as I am glad for the lack of damage, there was a bit of a let down. Yet, when I read about a man's death, I am relieved Earl headed east as he passed by our area. I feel for the people the marina owner left behind.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's some serious waves!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Frankly I don't know the difference between a haiku and a non-haiku. I just know these are fantastic. As are the photographs- stunning, breathtaking, everything.