Eight short haiku poems from eight months Australian travel

The Haiku poem originated in Japan in the 9th Century. They are always of three lines with five syllables in the first and third lines and seven syllables in the middle line. In essence it was a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, as in the very nature of existence. The following eight haikus represent eight months of travel through Australia in 2015 although they are not necessarily deep and meaningful.



Black Dragon road
From ocean to the outback
All along the track





Red earth, zebra rock
Yellow waters, Kakadu
Horizontal falls



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Road trains squeeze the road
Vortex of power and speed
Shrieking and bossy





Camp fires and rainbow serpents
Chase Bunyip spirit





Rottnest Island boat
White lighthouse, dark history
Cycles in the sea





Beyond Esperance,
Frenchmans Hill, prominent peak-
Sorely tests ones feet





The Nullabor Plain
No trees, no water, no trees
Salt bush all around





Edward and Wylie,
Standing tall, looking afar
Cast in rusting iron