Monday, 26 November 2007

Orkney Rocks and Stones

low tide -
delicate fossil ferns
traced on the rocks.


brave rabbits burrow
homes in rocky cliffs -
sea waves crash below.
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(These are definitely rabbit holes, we saw the rabbits to prove it!).

rocks and stones for One Deep Breath

33 comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

The wildness of the sea. I like the rabbits braving the elements.

Rose

xo

Plain Foolish said...

The first reminds me of going fossil hunting with my dad, though our land had been underwater, so we got fossil shrimp instead of ferns.

Thank you for bringing back that memory!

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful. Your poems are like sweet pauses on a quiet walk. Thanks.

Mine's up, too:
http://slcpoems.blogspot.com

Janice Thomson said...

Love these little observations of nature Juliet. Beautiful.

susanlavonne said...

truly lovely photos and haiku...also great news as often when i am hiking in rocky areas, i fear any hole could be a home to snake....now i can just pretend that ALL of them are rabbit holes!

Bill said...

Good eye, Juliet!

Ackworth Born said...

I love the comparison between the fossils and the seaweed in the first photograph.

I'm not sure about the anthropomorphic epithet "brave" as regards the rabbits. Burrows in rocks like these are more often the home of puffins rather than rabbits, so I'm glad you clarified the matter.

Left-handed Trees... said...

So lovely...

Ričardas said...

rabbits, next time we'll see them in the trees, I have to check some bird-boxes :) Nice haiku.

coconutannies said...

Beautiful - words and images!

tumblewords said...

Beautiful nature! Photos are gorgeous and the haiku wonderful!

Glad said...

The imagery of something so delicate leaving its calling card on rocks . . . now that's a beautiful thing!!!!!! I so agree with others who have commented on your keen eye!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Rose - I like brave bunnies too!

Plain Foolish - glad my haiku brought you nice memories.

Sandy, Janice, Bill, left handed trees, coconutannies, glad, tumblewords - thanks!

Susan - yes, they're all bunny holes!

Ricardas - bunnies in the trees, now that would be something!



Gerald - well put it this way, if I was submitting the haiku to Heron's Nest, I'd take out the 'brave' but having had a pet timid bunny, I really appreciate the bravery of these bunnies. I would have thought the holes were puffins too except for the bunnies we saw. Eventually puffins will probably take over.

Bohemian Mom said...

This is really beautiful.
Love the pics.

qualcosa di bello said...

where you are is incredibly beautiful & your words draw me in for a visit...

quietpaths said...

I just love low tide. Very Zen-like this first one. Thank you.

Selma said...

How amazing that rabbits actually burrow there. What tenacity!

LittleWing said...

how beautifully told...low tide...heaven on earth you have spoken..umm..written..

Krissie said...

thats beautiful - traced on the rocks, lovely sentence. I cant think of a thing right now with this topic! must think harder! lol...you seem to write so effortlessly!

Catherine said...

That's one of the places I would have loved to get to, but didn't have time for. I particularly enjoyed the first of the two haiku

Crafty Green Poet said...

Catherine - you certainly need time for Orkney, do go if you ever can, its wonderful!

paisley said...

both just lovely!!!!

polona said...

i especially love the first one... delicate and yet powerful.

get zapped said...

Fantastic! The first one really brought me to the sea. Thank you.

the laughing gypsy said...

wonderful pictures and poems! thanks!

Jo said...

The top one is beautiful.

Pearl said...

Lovely mix of permanence and transitory in first observation.

jillypoet said...

Your haiku reminded me of our recent trip to Cape Cod. I love low tide. We saw fox living in the rocks.

Patois said...

Delightful. I enjoy the thought of the rabbits, always seens as so fearful, being so brave.

Barone said...

I love the texture evoked by the ferns traced on the rocks. I am surprised about the rabbits digging homes on the sea cliffs. Here, in AZ, the rabbits are brave because they live happily amongst the coyotes.
jodi barone

spacedlaw said...

like the quietness from those haikus

Crafty Green Poet said...

Patois - yes that's what struck us too!

Barone - your rabbits are brave too! We were surprised also to see the rabbits leaping around near the cliff edges!

the scatterbrain said...

I'm a city gal so it's nice to experience this here.

Thanks,
bes