sea treasure

washed up

hoping for treasure

fading light


washed up


hoping for treasure


fading light

Monday night we were waiting for the sunset down at Ricketts Point. This boy wandered across in front of us paddling in the shallows wearing gumboots and obviously on a mission. Suddenly he bent down and picked up what appeared to be a jacket, wrapped it around his neck and continued. There were a pair of socks by the water edge however no other articles of clothing were visible………………..

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 109-Hope & Up haiku writing challenge offered to a talented group of international poets. Check out all the haiku  and more at

22 thoughts on “sea treasure

  1. Reminds me of the three little kittens sent by their mum to find what they lost. I hope he had some pie waiting for him when he got home. 😀

    Very nice how each line of the haiku matches up so well with each photo.


  2. Intriguing haiku and photos. Isn’t it strange for there to be a jacket and socks in the water? Perhaps the treasure seeking boy fell asleep near the water’s edge and when the tide came in it stoled his jacket and socks and the boy is simply taking them back. Ha, ha. You always make me think, Denis. Well done. 🙂

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    1. Hmm, interesting Vashti, there was nothing suspicious in the water although the jacket was under… Last year some drug pushers killed and dumped a man close by in the bush and 45 years ago a teenager was shot and killed late at night in the car park and this was never solved. Beautiful by day here but sometimes a bit creepy at night.

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