Haiku – 8/23/2020

Slice of key lime pie

Cool, tart, sweet, and tropical

Food escapism

New episode on the Song Lines and Tan Lines Podcast. Goes well with Key Lime Pie.



Haiku – 5/30/2020

A swinging hammock

Rocking gently with the breeze

Ocean in motion


Did you hear?

You didn’t.

Well, the pirate king has a new album out. I am of course talking about Jimmy Buffett and it is a great one from start to finish. Anybody stuck inside and needing a break listen to it today.

Haiku – 3/16/2020

Sipping on coffee

Listening to the birds sing

Relaxing my fears


This has to be one of the strangest times in my life (currently sitting at 47 years of age). This virus infecting the world is unlike anything I have ever seen or thought I would ever see. Hope everyone reading this is safe and healthy. Stay strong and stay vigilant.

This is my go to song in tough times or times I feel a bit overwhelmed. Its core meaning is just to chill out, relax, and make the best of a bad situation.

Haiku – 2/15/2020

Bodies softly sway

Moving with Calypso beat

Nuclear bombs drop


The song Apocalypso by Jimmy Buffett inspired this Haiku. I heard it on my walk this morning and immediately a Haiku sprang to mind. Inspiration is found in the strangest places. Have a great weekend.

Haiku – 3 Looks at Shell

A white sandy beach

Young child racing through the grains

Spies a tiny shell


Multi-colored shell

Resting in a tidal pool

Waiting to be claimed


Shells upon the beach

One by one they are picked up

Lasting memories


For more prompts like “shell” go here: Haiku Horizons


And because I’ve been singing this one all morning.

Thought I would share.

Haiku – After the Season

Fall leaves dance about

Across the wooden boardwalk

As the waves rumble


Inspiration struck after reading this article.

Sure, few lucky ducks get to the beach all year round (we’re looking at you Florida), but for most of us, fall means it’s time to hang up our swimsuits for the season. Luckily, there are a few sandy shores across the country which offer an extra incentive to visit after Labor Day. At these seven spots, the beach gets better when the days get shorter — meaning you can continue your seaside excursions well into the autumn months. Source: 7 Beaches That Are Better In The Fall – Margaritaville Blog

Haiku – 3 Looks at Bend

Pleasant start today

With cool air and morning dew

Summer bends to fall


Sometimes you must bend

Give in just a tiny bit

To make things better


Sharp bend in the road

Sports car going way too fast

Dead man’s curve ahead


For more prompts like “bend” go here: Haiku Horizons

Haiku – In the Jungle

Cascading gently

Soft tropical waterfall

Warm and inviting


Funny how we are inspired to write. I came up with warm tropical waterfall while washing my sons hands before he had breakfast. I thought, that would be a great line in a Haiku. So, I sat down and wrote this one out this morning. Hope you enjoy it.