wintery weather

dark water
winter evening shrouds
smoke like cloud

Some bad weather coming up from down in the Southern Ocean a few weeks back. Usually we get a lot of rain in Melbourne when clouds this dark arrive. The sun was setting across Port Phillip Bay as we looked out towards Geelong with apprehension. This is my contribution to Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #276Β Smoke&Water by hitting this link you can see all the other creative haiku shared from around the world.

When I first saw this challenge I thought Ronovan was calling out to all those Baby Boomer Rockers from the 1960-70’s. My memory went back to Smoke on the Water, the classic Deep Purple anthem written one confusing night on Lake Geneva. So I came up with another themed haiku for all those old Rockers.

wild rockers
smoke on the water
hotel burns

I have a Japanese friend who thinks he may have been at the Osaka leg of the famous Made in Japan tour on the 15th August 1972. They don’t create music like this any more. Do they?

22 thoughts on “wintery weather

  1. Oh yes, Smoke on the Water, it became every Sixth Form band’s favourite cover. I don’t think I knew anybody with an electric guitar that didn’t know that opening riff. Wonderful. I loved it. Your top photo pretty much offers a visual version of smoke and water.


  2. WOW! amazing photographs, dear Denis, we haven’t enough rain this season, not normal. Deep Purple, they were the best in outr times, in70’s and 80’s best hardrock band… Wonderful haiku lines, hitting the photographs… Thank you, have a nice weekend, Love, nia


    1. Thanks Annette that was one big storm coming and it looked so much like a fire. Ronovan can get the imagination working most of the time with his 2 words as you know.


  3. Both haiku are perfect, and an interesting explanation to go with them. I went with the obvious. Tell me why does your friend only think he was at the concert…. Okay don’t worry πŸ’œπŸ˜œ I am only kidding πŸ¦‡


    1. Thanks for the positive comments. Each of my posts is a haibun, image and story with a haiku a bit like Basho and his Narrow Road to the Deep North except he had sketches. I did not go further with my Japanese friend as it may have been lost in translation however he did take a university break year and travel Australia in the 1970’s so I keep an open mind.


      1. I did mean to say the photos are beautiful too, somehow I left the photos out. The Haibun is a lovely medium . As for your friend I just meant I’d of remembered but we are all different πŸ’œπŸŒΉ


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