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Tidal

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High and low, the moon
drives the ocean's ebb and flow,
the waves shape the land.
Can so little a poem capture the massive implacability of nature?

My entry for ~akarra's haiku contest, with the theme of nature

Find out more here: [link]
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adriannetu's avatar
Congratulations on winning the contest. Nice job!
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you very much!
Poetrymann's avatar
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you, Brendan, for including my poem among a very interesting selection :nod:
old-scorpio1979's avatar
Not only good imagery, also goo rhythm. Well done!
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you very much!
old-scorpio1979's avatar
I'll check up on you to see what you've done.
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scatteredwords's avatar
So few words, written so perfectly.
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you very much :love:
pseudometry's avatar
And who can contend with nature? I like how you manage to capture the ambivalence of nature in such a short space: it's at once soothing (ebb and flow), and then also rather unsettling ('shaping the land' has more than a hint of potential menace)! A difficult balance to have wrought with such brevity, I'd imagine, but you make it look effortless.
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you, Jamie. As we know successful art must always appear effortless, no matter how much effort it takes!
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MagicBlanche's avatar
as you shape the words...
This is awesome.. :heart:
alapip's avatar
contrary to the song - [link]
how high the water
how low the moon

LP & MF, first to do multi-track recordings.
he, i believe, invented the electric guitar.
this, still is, one of my favorites.

thanks for the reintroduction, Alec, with
your beautifully evolution laden haiku.

:)pip
AlecBell's avatar
Almost every important guitarist in the world went to NY state for LP's 90th birthday, I believe!
I'm pleased you liked the haiku :nod:
KyeWriting's avatar
I find it quite fascinating how the moon can control the water on Earth. There is something almost divine in that

Tidal is a very interesting poem in that way, and I like its ending.
AlecBell's avatar
Thank you. The force of gravity is indeed mysterious!
KyeWriting's avatar
Yes it is. Good luck in the contest!
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