Haiku: Holidays!

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Mermaids, more or less. — Reblog

For a coastal region, the north of the Netherlands is peculiarly devoid of mermaid tales. Sure, K. ter Laan has an obligatory mention in his 1930s book, and digs up an old chronicle, and a century earlier M.D. Teenstra emptied out his box with index cards, but the legends are not as rich as those […]

via Mermaids, more or less. —

Carnlough, Northern Ireland

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RANDOM SHOT:” SAILING”- CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Random Shot: “Sailing” Christopher Cross. When I first heard this song it really didn’t register much with me. Then as it started to climb the charts…

RANDOM SHOT:” SAILING”- CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Haiku: Neptune

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Ruler of the sea
A vast ocean of deceit
Hidden histories

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Sea Levels

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Seventy percent
Sea levels the consciousness
The expanding mind

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Haiku: Footprints

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Footprints in the sand
Who is it walking with us?
The waves wash away

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Poem ‘Between Lives’

Between Lives

“We are the sun,” you said,
that his light arose with us
playing on rainbows,
his myriad smiles the spangled waves.
In those days thoughts were endless,
vibrant pages which turned by themselves.
There were no limits to how far we’d run
or dream out onto the sea,
our hearts living free in a peerless sky.
But thoughts like books do have an end
and I have died a billion times,
holding on to every word you said,
like a child might ask a question
between the pages of his lives

poem and image © copyright Francis Barker 2012 & 2020

Haiku: Spangle

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Somebody stop me
I don’t need any green light
Spangles in the sea

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, England

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Poem From A Photograph: ‘By The Sea’

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One day we will live by the sea,
take our time like we always said.
We shall walk along the strand
come rain or shine,
while dinner cooks slowly back home.
Though we won’t have much,
we won’t ask for any more: it will be enough.
Contentment is making do,
inevitable like the tides,
the changing season
and the portals of life

copyright Francis Barker 2020