Narrow Road and water – December 15, 2015

rose hips

a rose consumed
berries in the autumn
rose hip tea

dew on the willow
dripping upon the grass
new life

from the clouds
returning to earth
the ocean

water fall
a living veil of mist
like beads of pearls
decorate young blossoms
and blades of grass sparkle

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #880 secrets unveiled of the Deep North: coolness, cloud peaks, not permitted to tell

30 Days of Haiga – Haiga 18 – September 18, 2015

haiga 18 water

Today I decided to publish two haiga about water …  life changes on the lake once summer begins to fade.  The first thing you notice is the absence of people.  The birds take over the beaches once again and walking along the lake shore the water takes on a life of its own …


haiga 18

Linked to 30 DOH created by Rick Daddario

Water 2 – July 11, 2015

letting go
overwhelmed by the sea
floating in water
sweet touch of eternity
in the caressing waves

summer delight
looking at the rain
as it falls
upon my face in cascades
kissing my cheeks and eyes

sweet caress
water flows down my back
cool falling rain
sending shivers of delight
along my naked spine

G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Heeding Haiku with HA – Water

Water – Heeding Haiku with Ha – July 11, 2015

burning fields
relief from a summer storm
watering the crops

off to the river
the woman carries her jar
to collect water

along the river
green shoots of millet
sprouts after the rain

parched earth
water-less maze of cracks
African summer

G.s.k. ‘15

We open our taps and water flows out … hot or cold!  Filling up a pan for pasta is a flick of the wrist and we’ve a few litres of water on the boil.  We wash our clothes, often daily, as well as ourselves of course.  And let’s not forget our handy flush toilets!

All this is wonderful and for us normal. Not so in many parts of our planet.  Water is one of the most precious resources that we have, believe it or not even more precious than our fast disappearing oil resources – without oil our whole civilization will collapse quickly, that’s true, but without water our life will be unsustainable on this planet.

Living in Africa for nearly ten years has taught me the preciousness of water.  Clean water, water in abundance that doesn’t need to be filtered, that’s right on tap is an impossible dream for many people.

each single drop
earth’s gift of life
sweet water

G.s.k. ‘15

 For more information about Water Scarcity in the world click HERE.

Written for Heeding Haiku with HA – Water

Pixelventures and Poetry: Lost

LostA desert of lily pads

choke the tiny pond

lost is your purpose

your very life

and further on

you travel

into quiet decay

as the water lilies

invade your soul

do you

travel on towards

your silent rest?

Or like a ghost do you now


the lost towards their final goal?

For the We Drink Photo Challenge – Water


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