SiS’s Daily Haiku Challenge: Sea of Galilee

Submitted to SiS’ Daily Haiku Challenge:

Sea of Galilee

On Galilee’s shore
an empty boat waits in hope
empowered by Light.

This image immediately brought to mind the shores of the Sea of Galilee in Israel where Jesus walked and taught with His disciples, perhaps, at times from a boat. The light that suffuses the picture made me think of one of the names by which Jesus is known, the Light of the world.

21 thoughts on “SiS’s Daily Haiku Challenge: Sea of Galilee

  1. Part of the delight of visiting you, Victoria, is that you see the spark of Being in so much. Perfect…


  2. You used the image of the empty boat with skill. It is a haunting object all too easily overlooked as one is drawn to the tree.

    Empty boat in an empty landscape – much can be made of this picture.




  3. Sumit Sarkar says:

    Loved your haiku..
    esp. because of the reference of such historical significance…great work 🙂


  4. ladynimue says:

    Enlightening .. 🙂


  5. Victoria, perfect words for the picture..

    Someone is Special


  6. Nanka says:

    Perfect words for the picture and I can see the hopeful wait!!


  7. What a glorious reminder and beautiful Haiku.


  8. Very, very lovely take on this photo.


  9. Mike Patrick says:

    The spirituality of your haiku was apparent in the title and the words. When I read your note, I knew I had found your meaning. Beautiful.


  10. Jade says:

    This is a divinely beautiful portrait of Jesus’s time. The image of an empty boat evoke peacefulness, refreshment,newness, and hope. I enjoyed this very much. 🙂


  11. sonsy lass says:

    great narrative – I like the way the whole haiku turns on ‘hope’


  12. vivinfrance says:

    I love where you took me with this.


  13. Carl says:

    You magnified the beauty of the picture. Very nice!


  14. trisha says:

    this is just divine victoria, i believe the haiku of the day for me.


  15. kolembo says:

    The picture is gorgeous, and the haiku like the quiet yearning of my soul. A lullaby this morning, made me breath.


  16. poetrydiary says:

    The haiku and picture fit each other precisely.


  17. souldipper says:

    Your Haiku speaks so well to the photo, Victoria. This brought back a fond memory – At church when the Lesson was (John 6) about Jesus walking on water, the bulletin contained a picture of an entire beach with only a pair of discarded sandals and footprints to the water.


  18. Really nice 🙂
    I enjoyed your perception as well 🙂


  19. Bodhirose says:

    A most beautifully spiritual depiction, Victoria. I love this.


  20. Becca Givens says:

    You tied the prompt image and your Haiku with the Divine … wondefully penned. Thank you ~~ becca


  21. Tom Dempsey says:

    I could see that!


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