Late summer


Late summer hoppers

   time to harvest, clear and mulch

        fields buzz excitement

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Summer evening

   my rushing blood is soundless

         in the steady hum

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Last day of August 

    bird arrow crosses the sky

          autumn chill is here

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Summer nights

Thursday night:

Late summer drive

wind roars in my ears

cool breath of night

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Tonight’s moon is lost 

though mists unveil the stars

an eerie feeling

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Friday night:

As last embers glow 

quiet suspends in coolness

moonlight cups the sky

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Not visible in this photo is the crescent shape of the almost quarter moon. One of many benefits of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompts is their encouragement to absorb the outdoors. The prompt ‘cool’ nudged me to closer enjoyment of summer night air—touched in two of these haiku.

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cycles

As we turn every corner of the Narrow Road to the Deep North, we sometimes stand up unawares to applaud and we sometimes fall flat to resist the agonizing pains we feel in the depths of our hearts. There are also times when we feel like taking to the roads ourselves, seizing the raincoat lying near by, or times when we feel like sitting down till our legs take root, enjoying the scene we picture before our eyes.– Soruyo

Contemplating this quote offered by Suzanne of On the Road and life as I know it, I wrote this tanka:

A life has cycles

as summer falls to winter

a pattern is clear

placidity precedes storm

and chaos ends in rest.

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