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The waves, as ocean waves will do,
Rolled toward the sandy beach.
Wave after wave rolled from the sea
To stretch toward land and reach.

Once there, the sand resisted more,
And waves died on its breast.
But wave and wave and wave rolled in
Without a moment’s rest.

The sand stood firm in its defense
And dunes and cliffs stood guard.
But still the waves in stubborn lines
Rolled in, though it was hard.

And inch by costly inch was gained:
The waves rolled farther in
And made the beach dark with the stain
They left as dying men.

Still onward rolled the wondrous waves;
Still higher rose the tide,
Until the land was o’ercome by
What could not be denied.

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2019.

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This One Did

 

Can houses

Back up to a hill

And sit down?


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Bad Memory

 

Nasty bike:

I look at it and think

Of Nazis.


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Tic-Tac-Heart

 

Game, or life –

Love always wins o’er

Being cross.

 

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This One – photo by Michael and Christa Richert at

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nZdIyMo/old+house+on+the+hillside

Bad – photo by Michal Zacharzewski at

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mFLefBQ/Motorcycle+with+sidecar

Tic Tac – photo by Marja Flick-Buijs at

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/n0Xg2cy/tic+tac+toe

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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