Sand Castles

Haiku & Photo Art



Fleeting memories,

Building castles in the sand,

Smell of sun tan oil.


Colored umbrellas,

Wet seashells in my pocket,

Salty ocean breeze.


Pizza and soda,

Surfers looking for “the” wave,

Orange and pink sunset.


Kids laugh, lovers smile,

Beach life offers brief reprieve,

Fleeting memories.


Now that I’m out of “story mode,” I wanted to try something different with images. This is another combo piece – a photo that I took at the beach melded with a (somewhat) transparent illustration.

I did several versions of the image and I’m not sure I selected the best, but I think that the “ghostly” woman pairs well with the haiku. I added blur to the initial piece and I hope it didn’t cause too much pixilation… so don’t zoom in… haha!

The haiku was written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Smile & Life. It’s the first time that I’ve ever written one with more than three lines, and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it. Maybe some rules were broken, I don’t know. But that’s what beach life is like.

Anyway, it was fun to sit back and think of what you see and hear at the beach. I could have gone on forever, but… I think I covered most of the good stuff.

That’s about all for now.

Thank you for reading, or viewing… I hope you enjoyed something here!

Until later,
-Janet

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