Friday Haiku: Sunrise

Sunrise starts the day
Yogi greets it with a howl
Then romps down the beach

“Sunrise, or rather Eclipse-rise! This past Sunday 11/3 at Mud Creek Dog Beach. Great South Bay, East Patchogue, NY. A harmonic convergence of the Sun, the Moon and Bernese Mountain Dog, Yogi!” -Photo by Randall D.



  1. evocative art
    I can hear his soulful howl
    comforting warm beach

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Today I had a
    Total eclipse of the bark
    Tomorrow I howl

  3. Thanks for the earworm! (not)

  4. 😀 WIN

  5. Where is my beach ball?
    I mourn the loss of my toy.
    Beach ball, I miss youoooooooo

  6. The moon takes a bite
    whilst Yogi howls at the sight
    The world awakens

  7. Yogi is the cutest bermese mountain dog, with a heart of gold.

  8. This is the flip side
    Of Twilight Barking: Woof! Woof!
    Sharing news with friends.

  9. Call me a stickler,
    But I count eight syllables
    In the second line.

  10. Stickler

  11. “O, Canis Major,
    Takes a chomp out of the Sun!
    Now where’s my breakfast?”


  12. Mary (the first) says:

    Odd. I count only
    Seven in Brinke’s haiku
    (I hope “Brinke’s”‘s two)

  13. Mary (the first) says:

    Oh, Baroo! Baroo!!
    Baroo! Baroo! Oh, Baroo!!
    And again, Barooooo!

  14. Excellent!

  15. Ain’t no moon shine
    When she goes eclipse.
    Only darkness every day.

  16. Namaste, Yogi.

  17. Omg!!! The coolest Bernease you will ever meet!!!

  18. Am I the only one who noticed the url?

    Happy 15th wedding anniversary!

  19. I get seven also, unless we think “howl” has two syllables. Actually, a howl has as many syllables as you have breath to make (“Oooo-oooo-oooo-oooo”) but I’m pretty sure the word howl has one.

  20. By the way, brilliant, spectacular shot. Great photography. Waiting for the right moment was a lot of it, but not all of it. Also great camera work.

  21. It changed. There had been an adjective before “howl.”

  22. Then your post was constructive criticism. Posting at a moving target is tricky; you can look wrong after.