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 #276 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?

Singing

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Gurrumul

beautiful singer

day is night

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at sunrise

magpies sweetly sing

day after day

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sing to me 

as daylight departs

quietly now

Three haiku this week for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 76 Sing&Day. Visit this wonderful site for creative haiku poets sharing their poetry at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

  1. As we entered Hamer Hall at the Victorian Arts centre for a concert to hear Gurrumul I snapped this advertisement with my I Phone. Gurrumul is one of the most amazing contemporary voices in Australian music. Take time to visit his website and learn more at http://skinnyfishmusic.com.au/artist/gurrumul/ He has been blind since birth and is the most adept of musicians and singers, not letting anything stop his creativity. Jill and I were honoured to be invited to participate in an official video  to launch his latest album. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=jesu+on+youtube&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=DEh6Vt-nL6fhmAXLgKDYBA#q=+gurrumul+jesu+on+youtube  Can you spot us?
  2. This is one of our magpies who regularly call in the morning from our liquid amber at sunrise. If you wish to hear this beautiful sound click on https://www.google.com.au/search?q=magpie+singing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=WEp6Vt-BLcb2mQWe6onoBg
  3. Two black swans whispering sweet sounds , (singing very quietly ) to each other last night as the sun went down in a blaze across Port Phillip Bay.