First Beach Visit

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday 6-21-21: Solstice I
(posted by Frank J. Tassone)

"Whether you are visiting the beach for the first day of summer, or building the first snowman of Winter, breathe in the Solstice air. Celebrate the day with an original haibun that alludes to the Solstice, whether Summer or Winter."

Wriggling my toes in the foam of the ocean
brought a sudden chill.  First beach visit
of Summer, and the water felt blue-lip icy.

Before water reached my waist, I splashed into
the ocean.  When I walked out to dry off,
I turned back, standing still as the sun overhead.

      opened buttercup
      fills with summer sunbeams
      overflowing joy

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to First Beach Visit

  1. Very nice. I felt like I was there, and I love the buttercup haiku.


  2. Ingrid says:

    Oh yes, that first dip can be chilly, but it’s so exhilarating! I love how you captured that feeling 🙂


  3. memadtwo says:

    Summer is always entwined with the beach for me too. (K)


  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    You took us along for that first dip! Thank you!


  5. I was there, through your words. (And it was too cold!)


  6. I had my first dip this week as well… but it was not icy-lipped at all.


  7. Tzvi Fievel says:

    “standing still as the sun overhead.”


  8. “the water felt blue-lip icy.”
    What a great description! Well done!


  9. Misky says:

    Loved this


  10. I have goosebumps just reading this.


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