haiku community

7.11 (s) ‘strait’ talk? /haikai 41

#Haiku Happenings #6: Jules’ latest solo #renga for my current #haikai challenge!

‘strait’ talk?

falling for water;

clear powerful stream, brook or

muddy little creek

a branch of a branch with frogs

catfish, trout, minnows and mink…

looking for salty

oceanic connections

where waves rise and crest

to be engulfed in folklore

of all things that flow of life

such power is there

to intuit, like the great

Onguiaahra falls…


Notes: 1)“…Water signs are intuitive and sensitive, and they feel more intensely than the rest. They are emotional and nurturing, and like a river, they run deep.”

2) “It is believed that Niagara is a derivative of the Iroquoian word, “Onguiaahra”, which was anglicized by missionaries. The name appears on maps as early as 1641.The generally accepted meaning is, “The Strait”. Some think it was derived from the narrow waterway that flows north from Lakes Erie to Lake Ontario.



Categories: haiku community

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s