11.4.2021 – wavy surf song sounds

wavy surf song sounds
floppy floappy sowop swish
sparkling fizz sizzles

I like how many of the words in this haiku were thrown out by spell check.

Listen to the sound of waves.

What words do you here?

I had to make mine up as the words didn’t exist.

On the one, I am sure most readers or wave listeners would agree with me that the words just aren’t there.

On the other, time, tide and waves have been around since day 1 on the schedule and we haven’t come up with words yet?

There is an old Jewish fable or midrash I think there were called when God and Satan are arguing in the Garden of Eden about how smart Adam might be.

God says to prove it, he will ask Adam if he can identify all these new animals.

God calls up Adam and says to him, “Adam, what do think this rabbit is?”

And Adam says, “That is a rabbit.”

Another version has an Angel whispering the animal names to Adam.

My point is if we, the human race, got some help describing animals, why not with waves?

Where are the words?

What are the words?

I certainly hear the sounds.

Part of a series based on an afternoon spent at the beach on Hilton Head Island.

I wanted to see if I would be ‘inspired’ by what I saw, by what I heard, by what I smelled, by what I tasted, what I felt emotionally and what I felt tactilely.

Some turned out okay.

Some were too forced.

Some were just bad.

Some did involve some or all of those feelings.

As far as it goes, I guess I was inspired by by what I saw, by what I heard, by what I smelled, by what I tasted, what I felt emotionally and what I felt tactilely.

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