Inspired by a trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast, this poem is a series of haiku formed together, creating what is called a Renga Chain. Enjoy!

Nightfall on the Gulf

The white shore sands sizzle
while the gulf’s frigid water
ushers in the breeze.

Palm trees sway gently,
gulls glide in the sky above –
not a cloud in sight.

Nautical twilight
fades blue to red, then to black.
Now, nothing but stars.

Celestial sky, now
so close – almost touching the
small metallic dots.

The zephyr softens
and the sapphire sea calms.
Waves never reach shore.