July 21, 2011
Haiga 612 Casimiro de Brito haiku2
Haiku by Casimiro de Brito. Artwork by myself.
I was not a swimmer at all, but after I moved to Hawaii, swimming came very naturally to me, I even became enthusiastic about it. In college years, I used to ride bicycle to and from the campus, and often I made a bit long way to Ala Moana Beach to swim. That was when I learned to swim long distance, like a mile. A happy young swimmer in a paradise.
I was also constantly jogging up and down hill of Nuuanu Valley, along the Pali Highway. If the Ironman Triathlon Hawaii was there then, I would have seriously considered participating.
Now, I regularly go to an indoor swimming pool in my town. It's like I have been swimming good part of my life. A happy old swimmer now. When I pass away, I will be swimming for a while in the River of Heaven, or Milky Way, until I find a pool in a mother's womb.
Gentle swell of sea,
I just let my body
float and rock