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Write an Exploration-Themed Haiku

Zachary Slobig

It's finally summer—that season of travel and adventure and exploring new ground. Maybe you'll board some long flights over the next few months for a vacation, or maybe you're staying closer to home.

Take a few minutes to write a quick exploration-themed haiku. Why? Cause it's fun, and who knows, maybe you'll inspire someone else to pack a bag for an unlikely destination.



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  • Brandie June

    Tide pools sandy toes
    Laughing on the sunny shores
    My melting ice cream

  • Michael Beck

    at the end of my nose
    worlds spin round
    last magnolia points west

  • Nik Strong-Cvetich

    tightly packed surf bag
    airline fees poorly haggled
    enter the green room

    • Zachary Slobig

      makes me want to get the board bags ready and book a flight!

  • travispeoples

    New shoes in a row
    the circus is stopping by
    to turn back the clock

  • KumaMica

    having some shells
    doing my shit
    on the olive three

  • Anne Ruelle

    Always say yes, sí
    Heart pounding, adrenaline
    A climb and a jump

  • Pierce Freelon

    late night overseas
    Ethiopian dive bar
    NBA playoffs

    • Zachary Slobig

      now that's vivid, Pierce. thanks for that!

  • Lori Baier

    Soul exploration
    Revealing introspection
    Ever evolving

  • Tricia L

    on cool marble walls
    canvas and wood bound gazes
    long gone but still here

    • Zachary Slobig

      ooh, i like that one, Tricia. makes me think of the Louvre

  • Rodrigo Mejia

    dog pauses on rocks
    water's cool and steady flow
    safe behind my pace

  • Stef McDonald

    on a windy road
    feeling small beneath half dome
    waterfalls ahead

  • Zachary Slobig

    So here's one to start us off:

    passport creased and worn
    red dirt roads end at the sea
    warmer latitudes