≈·€· the river flows ·€·≈


Photograph by    Ainsley Allmark





river flows

toward the sea


the ultimate goal

the ocean




welcoming fresh

with gentle waves


the sea embraces

…river sighs






i would like to thank    Ainsley Allmark     {  @DolphinDancer  }  for kindly allowing me to use his beautiful    photograph    from his    twitpic photostream.  Please click on any of  the    Dolphin    links in the blogrolls at the bottom of  the page to see more of his stunning photographs and amazing poetry. here is Ainsley’s gogyohka that he posted with this photograph:

“Silver road ~ from the moor ~ to the Sea ~ taking me home ~ again”


i would like to thank    Becca Givens of  On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea    for introducing me to this form in her poem   “Summer Coolant.”



this is my submission to ~


PROMPTuesday #159   at   San Diego Momma
prompt:    The River Flows


please see my friend Lydia Ondrusek’s   {  @littlefluffycat  }   poem   “Sip”  HERE     at   San Diego Momma.


“Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third.

Hay(na)ku is considered a modern poetry genre, first presented in June 2003. According to J Zimmerman, in a traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:

A tercet: 3 lines.
A total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
There is no restriction on syllables or stressed or rhymes.


In the ‘reverse’ haynaku, the longest line is placed first and the shortest last. The total is still 6 words: 3 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 1 in the third line.
Multiple hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem.”

via    Becca Givens  at  On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea





Filed under hay(na)ku, micropoetry, photographs, poetry, San Diego Momma PROMPTuesday, the sea

12 responses to “≈·€· the river flows ·€·≈

  1. Your words make me smile every time I read you ! Loved this .. and thank you for reminding me of hyanaku !

  2. This lovely! I love rivers :) and thank you for explaining hay(na)ku. Intrigued.

    • thank you so much! i fell in love with the hay(na)ku form when i first saw it at Becca Given’s site. i appreciate your visit and sweet comment. ♥

  3. Just beautiful and peaceful.
    The form mimicked a river winding through the poem. I loved it.

  4. *That* is a poem I’m very proud to have had anything at all to do with. :)

    • i still remember my first 24-hour writing binge and your help the next day ~ as well as all along the way helping me to understand the emotional aspect of writing as well as giving me feedback on individual poems. you, my friend, are a jewel! ♥ i miss you! ♥ i love your poem “Sip”! and i love you! ♥ thank you, Lydia. ♥

  5. STUNNING piece, dani … simply stunning!! Thank you for sharing ~~ xoxo

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