Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano has once again erupted into activity, spewing ash and lava and prompting the closure of the national park at its base. Here at the Sleep Inn blog, we have written about recent volcanic activity at the Poás Volcano and about the dramatic eruption of the Irazú Volcano in 1963. We would now like to share with you some volcano-themed haiku. As our regular readers might recall, we recently posted some haiku about Costa Rica, including one about volcanoes.

The first haiku alludes to a theory of UFO enthusiasts who argue that extra-terrestrials make their homes underneath the craters of volcanoes. According to the theory, volcanic eruptions are actually the revving engines of the spaceships that the extra-terrestrials keep docked in their volcanic garages.

A magmatic roar,
grinding of volcanic gears.
Eruption voyage.

The second haiku describes the experience of sitting in the hot springs at the base of Arenal while the volcano rumbles in the distance.

Steam over water,
warmth and danger coexist.
Intricate balance.

The final haiku describes a portion of the drive from the Monteverde Cloud Forest to Arenal. The journey winds through rolling green hills and ends along a rutted, unpaved portion of road through eerily robust vegetation.

The plants look phony,
covered in road dust and ash.
Strange-landscaped journey.

Let us know what you think of our volcano haiku. Or send us your own haiku.

Writing and editing by Beaumont Hardy Editing

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