Posts Tagged ‘exploring’


Youth’s exuberance
At the new.

It’s mine, too.
Exuberance at
Each new day.


The photo is mine, taken from my deck.



* 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/

© Dennis Allen Lange, 2020.




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Sonnet 47 – What Drove Them On?

What drove Columbus and Magellan out
From harbors safe to test the waters wide?
Each stood upon the shore, none else about
And wondered what the maddening line might hide.

What spurred men on to leave this pleasant place
To sit atop a flame to reach the moon?
For centuries we wondered ‘bout that face –
What lies behind la Mona Lisa lune?

From beds of ease, men went to jungle’s trees,
That closed behind and left them to contend
With foes and beasts and heat and dread disease.
And why? – What lies beyond the river’s bend?

The urge to search comes when one cannot see
And’s coupled with a curiosity.


photo by RW Lindner at


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

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