Haiku For Carpe Diem #218, Suzushi (cool, coolness)

Our Carpe Diem Haiku prompt for today is Suzushi (cool, coolness). My apologies to Banjo Paterson.


Once there was a swagman, came across a billabong, under the the shade of a coolabah tree…

the weary swagman
when the waltzing is all done
a cool billabong

a cool billabong
gently licking dusty skin
quenching the day’s heat

quenching the day’s heat
relaxed, at one with nature
floating like a log

floating like a log
the crocodile sneaks up on
the weary swagman

As the cockatoos fly off into the setting sun and the Dingo starts its dessert song, who’ll come a waltzing a waltzing with me?

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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22 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #218, Suzushi (cool, coolness)

  1. howanxious says:

    I’ll grieve for the swagman.. Lol.. Great work! 😀 🙂


  2. Amrit Sinha says:

    This is beautiful … mood captured so well !!!


  3. yarrpirate says:

    Great work! Rhough I wonder what the next haiku would be…………!


  4. brilliant series, what a story it tells, poor swagman


  5. One has warm blood and the other is a cold blooded killer
    very nicely told


  6. Poet Laundry says:

    Floating like a log is a great image. Get out of there swagman!


    • jrbsays says:

      We often see logs floating down teh Brisbane River near home and have to look twice. So far, no Croc’s but they’re on their way south.


  7. Maggie Grace says:

    Love this peek into Oz and your photo so captures the one needing to be cool!


  8. JazzBumpa says:

    wonderful closed cascade cycle
    not so wonderful
    open jaws of the croc



  9. cool indifference
    a billabong changes
    its waltz

    I enjoyed this tale in this series and I learned what a billabong is. Nicely done.


  10. great… but poor swagman…


  11. Awesome cascade JRB … I like the mood you have chosen to write in … very good.


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