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beautiful oceans ~
attract swimmers and surfers
home to predators ~




Written 14th August 2018

For water themed haiku poem poetry contest sponsored by Tania Kitchin

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/7/2018 4:19:00 PM
Your beautiful haiku is extremely effective in its beguiling and dangerous imagery, Tom. An awesome haiku! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/7/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you Susan, although beautiful the ocean can be a dangerous place indeed. Tom
Date: 9/2/2018 8:11:00 PM
Oh I am surprised I never saw your water KU yet. Gosh, a few weeks go by so quickly!!
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Date: 9/2/2018 11:27:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, not long back from Florida, that certainly flew. Tom
Date: 9/1/2018 3:51:00 PM
Hello Tom, A very interesting Haiku here!! With the pic of the Gray-White Shark, I instantly conjured images from the classic Spielberg movie: "JAWS"!! I agree with Connie, swimming in a lake or pool is okay, but NO to the oceans!! Excellent Work!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 9/1/2018 4:46:00 PM
Thank you Gary, It was Jaws that gave me the inspiration. Tom
Date: 8/31/2018 8:44:00 PM
I much rather go swimming in a lake or pool because you never know what awaits in the sea. Sharks have also been know to come in very close to shore. A lovely haiku Tom! : )
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Date: 9/1/2018 3:02:00 AM
Thank you Connie, it amazes me how surfers recount tales of near misses with predators'. Jaws was in my mind when I thought of this one. Tom
Date: 8/31/2018 12:10:00 PM
- I prefer swimming pool ... a safe place where no one wants to eat me :))) - A great haiku, Tom - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/31/2018 1:27:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine ,nice to be back home didn't have much time for soup.Hope all's ok Tom
Date: 8/30/2018 5:12:00 PM
Hello Tom, yes the ocean is the home of the predators. A beautiful poem. I had surgery on my big toe. That is why i have not been on the computer. have a nice evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/31/2018 3:30:00 PM
Hello Tom, I am doing better now thank you.I go for xrays on Tuesday and see the doctor. I have waited a long time for this surgery. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:21:00 AM
Thank you Darlene, I hope you make a speedy recovery Tom
Date: 8/28/2018 2:22:00 PM
looking forward to your new gem, tom... have a blast in florida!...huggs
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:21:00 AM
Thanks Nette, had a great time but just got home, I'm so tired I think ive lost a week . Tom
Date: 8/26/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thats why I never go in... Great haiku my friend... Hope you are well..
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Date: 8/26/2018 7:19:00 PM
Thanks SO, I'd never go out of my depth but some do with terrible consequences, I'm fine hope you are too, in sunny Florida at the moment so haven't been able to get on soup much. Tom
Date: 8/23/2018 7:08:00 AM
A well written Haiku, Tom. The sharks do lurk in the oceans, at least in Australia. It's always best to swim between the flags. T.J
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:28:00 AM
Thank you Teppo, sadly many choose to ignore safety rules. Tom
Date: 8/23/2018 6:32:00 AM
Not every beauty is a safe anchor and shore to Man! Beauty attracts souls, hearts and minds to its bay.. We are to decide if we embrace it or just behold it.. A brilliant Haiku! A FAV. Thank you for sharing Tom. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:30:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/22/2018 10:31:00 PM
...which is how it should be, Tom. A fine Haiku, will do well. Regards, Viv
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:30:00 AM
Thank you Viv. Tom
Date: 8/22/2018 1:19:00 AM
Loved this one! Sharktastic!
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:31:00 AM
Thank you JW, loved your comment. Tom
Date: 8/20/2018 1:53:00 PM
Predators lurk in the ocean; human ones lurk on the beach!! Regards // paul
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Date: 8/20/2018 8:39:00 PM
Your words are so true Paul. Tom
Date: 8/20/2018 12:57:00 AM
LOL, this poem should be posted on many beaches!!!
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Date: 8/20/2018 6:25:00 AM
Thanks Arthur,I think people would still risk it. Tom
Date: 8/18/2018 7:43:00 PM
hello, tom... written with a surprising twist; remarkable 'ku...huggs
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Date: 8/19/2018 5:21:00 AM
Greetings from sunny Florida Nette its been non stop.
Date: 8/16/2018 5:57:00 AM
Wondrous Haiku, dear friend, Tom !
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/16/2018 6:38:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, inspired by the jaws movie. Tom
Date: 8/15/2018 2:38:00 PM
Yikes!!
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 8/16/2018 2:56:00 PM
Really?? Talk about a fish out of water Tom. You seem more Irish than the Irish themselves.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/16/2018 1:24:00 AM
Thanks Jean, greetings from sunny Florida. Tom
Date: 8/15/2018 1:57:00 AM
Well Done! A good reminder of things we should remember while in the water.
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Timothy McGuire
Date: 8/16/2018 1:42:00 AM
I thought you would like them.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/16/2018 1:23:00 AM
Thank you Timothy, I read the Ireland lyrics they are brilliant. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 5:00:00 PM
This beats Nat Geo's documentaries!
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Date: 8/14/2018 9:55:00 PM
Haha thank you Jajosh. Regards Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 12:57:00 PM
I stay out of the water. It's THEIR home, not ours. Shark Week inspired my thoughts. Wanna see The Meg?
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/14/2018 4:51:00 PM
Indeed it is Lin, If some one came into our home we'd want to defend it. Tom. The Meg was one big shark, must catch that film
Date: 8/14/2018 12:10:00 PM
it is amazing to me to see predators included as it is so diabolically true, but rarely thought about when we are giddily jumping up and down in the murky water. Nicely done, Tom.
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:45:00 PM
Thanks Caren, no one knows what lurks beneath dark waters. Who can forget Jaws lol Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 11:35:00 AM
Beautiful waters also attract readers like me who admire beautifully done haikus, Tom! ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:43:00 PM
Thanks Gershon, have seen a pod of dolphins' swim beneath me thankfully no sharks. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 9:45:00 AM
Ooh the threat after the seemingly peaceful. What a good contrast, Tom. ( Did you mean for the verb to be 'attract; to refer to the plural oceans?)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/14/2018 11:18:00 AM
Thank you Wendy, well spotted, I've dropped the 's'. Regards. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 8:03:00 AM
Well done Tom! Good luck in the contest :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/14/2018 8:25:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi. It amazes me how some cheat death by the skin of their teeth from the oceans that are full of danger. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 7:36:00 AM
great one Tom:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/14/2018 8:26:00 AM
Thank you Jan, Jaws came to mind when I wrote that one. Tom