Wednesday, May 1, 2013

(haiku/tanka/dodoitsu)--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

two dolphins swimming
an endless sea before them. . . .
and love knows no bounds

always together
the dolphins follow instinct
but fun times ensue. . . .
frolicking in rhythmic waves
they leap up to catch sun's rays

splendid torpedo bodies
gliding gracefully along
as their world mirrors blue sky. . . .
poetry flowing

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. gorgeous moments captured.

  2. Hi Andrea -

    Love that analogy in the begin - the playful enjoyment of the dolphins in the "endless sea"- "love knows no bounds"


  3. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    A great combination, haiku,tanka and dodoitsu. Lovely write.

  4. Dear Andrea,

    I liked all your poems and especially liked the last line in your tanka and the third line in dodoitsu.
    Very nice images you've written for us here.