House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

Regional website for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, in partnership with the Reader's Loft.


Celebrating, sharing and inspiring poetry throughout Wisconsin.

Beach Haiku

I’ve been playing with haiku ( beach haiku)

body surfing the ocean
riding a ribbon of water
the white sash of a wave


waves used to pound me into sand
now content to watch
watered down memories.


Silver waves royaling             (Pun, play on words?)
across moonlit ocean
flowing mantle drapes the sand


Footprint craters pock the beach
wind ripples the sand
erased like we never existed


a living hourglass
sand trickles out the side of my hand
my biggest worry is losing you.


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