11 10 2014 caledonia creek stream waterfall 2

under the waterfall –
a scent of old oak
borne on the mist

under the waterfall –
the hiss of foam
softened by oak

Linked to Carpe Diem Time Glass #29: Waterfall – where we have 24 hours to respond to “waterfall”, the image, and these haiku. 

There is one from Chèvrefeuille:

puzzle resolved
the sound of a waterfall
makes me happy

Makes me happy too, as it reminds me of discovering the top of the waterfall at Caledonia. 

And here are two by Basho:

drinking friends
to talk I’ll hang over like this
a waterfall of flowers

early summer rains
falling so much they covered up
the waterfall

caledonia snakes of water


19 thoughts on “under the waterfall (haiku)

    • Thanks so much Janice 🙂
      Caledonia is a wonderful little gem – hidden right off route 30. A favorite place. I’m so glad to have brought it to life for you 🙂


  1. How I wish that I could sniff the scent of old oak here in the desert. Alas, there are no misty waterfalls (at least, not nearby). I will, however, treasure the sweet perfume exuded by your haiku!


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