setting sail (haiku)

He had won many trophies in regattas all over North America and yet…

before setting sail
his knees kiss the sand –
crossing himself

© Tournesol ’15

Haiku Horizons “before”


30 thoughts on “setting sail (haiku)

    1. Well, that is one great idea!! The person I had in mind taught my ex and I how to sail a catamaran and was afraid of water, could not swim and respected the water and wind.


  1. I resonate with this lovely gem of a poem. I know exactly how (s)he feels. The last time I flew to France, the trip was so turbulent that I kissed the ground in Paris.


    1. Yes, he respected the elements. And on my first and only trip overseas (UK) there was so much turbulence the person sitting next to me tried to comfort me and then I understood why people clap when we land.

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      1. Yup. Everything important to me in this world (my husband and kids) was on the plane with me. I thought the wings would shake off with so many hours of turbulence. But they didn’t. YAY!


  2. Thinking of the Almighty before starting the journey… wonderful thought Cheryl 🙂
    Thank you for the visit…


    1. He was indeed. The first time I tried trapeze on a catamaran,I felt with him at the bow and his wife as the crew because I knew he would not take chances to flip over


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