Many Kinds of Deserts- Haiku and Tanka – June 18, 2015

wind off the tundra
swirling dervishes in white
under the midnight sun

lost in desert thoughts
arid wastelands in the world
and empty people
no map can find the desert
hidden in a person’s soul

© G.s.k. ‘15

Reading the haiku written today on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, I came across Haiku Plate Special‘s offering, which inspired the above haiku … of course she’s absolutely right – there are many kinds of deserts … and the Alaskan Tundra is one of them and so’s an arid human soul:

town with no bookstores
she wanders the downtown

— There are many kinds of deserts.

Carpe Diem #757 desert

20 thoughts on “Many Kinds of Deserts- Haiku and Tanka – June 18, 2015

  1. So very true!!! brava, cara! I almost wrote about desert snow when I think of vast fields of snow drifts we get…I love your series very much, especially your tanka!!


  2. Oh yes — many different types of deserts. I really enjoyed your response Bastet —- beautifully done. Now off to visit Haiku Plate Special — 😀


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