clear viewing

vast is the landscape

new haiku


vast ocean

horizon beckons

clear the mind


clear new year

vast as the ocean

take some time

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 78 Vast&Clear. Access all the haiku by many creative poets from around the world at

The images are from the top :

  1. Looking out from Red Rock, an extinct volcano near Colac in the Western Districts of Victoria. From here one can see a number of other extinct volcanos that together make up the largest volcanic plain in the world, (possibly). This region is geologically recent in terms of volcanic activity but on-one talks about this fact. Stimulating incentive to formulating haiku.
  2. That is me standing on the beach north of Bicheno on the central east coast of beautiful Tasmania, the amazing island state of Australia. If you want to clear your mind of dross spend a couple of weeks in Tasmania, better still live there.
  3. Another beautiful sunset from the cliffs at Black Rock two nights ago on 6th January. No better place to think about New Year resolutions, that is think about them!



nothing can move this

oldest bridge in the land

at peace in autumn


The Richmond Bridge at Richmond just outside Hobart Tasmania Australia is the oldest constructed bridge in the country. A legacy of convict labour this bridge and many other beautiful early nineteenth century Georgian architectural beauties are beautiful reminders of a brutal colonial history.

This is my contribution to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. Check this fantastic blog out at  this Ping back Link




I have seen this cloud

drifting in my past somewhere

we will meet again

Have you ever looked up in the sky and watched a cloud floating along playing the air, forming and evaporating only to be created again in another place. The water cycle is a fascinating natural event and we are all dependant on it for our existence. If only the climate change denying fools in Australia and elsewhere would understand this.

This cloud was snapped from the car on the Campbelltown to Swansea road in midland Tasmania.

Here it is again in


Tarneit near Melbourne Australia, and again


near Bicheno in Tasmania where you could almost land a Jumbo Jet on the beaches, and again

tahiti sunset0008

on the beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia, and in


Black Rock a suburb of Melbourne Australia where every evening the sky, sea , sun  and often clouds play with your emotions .

So look up into the sky and find your cloud then look for it when the need comes to you forever after…………….