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June 17, 2008

summer’s coming for real

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 8:03 am

With summer arriving officially later this week (preceded by violent thunderstorms and hail yesterday), I thought we’d let Dr. Bill Owen put us in the mood, with selections from his haiku notebook  Lulu.com, 2007; 58 pages; see our prior post). Having downloaded it (for a mere $3.95), Prof. Yabut and I are having fun playing with the Search function and finding little gems throughout Bill’s notebook.

w.f. owen’s haiku notebook . . .
. . . . the book and the weblog . . . .

summer solstice
floating on our backs
watching the clouds

summer solstice
stretching the tape measure
with grandfather

night fishing
a few bites
from mosquitoes

distant thunder
the neighbor’s dog
scratches the door

Indian summer
rust on our hands
from the swing


the slow creak
of the porch swing
late summer dusk

bumper crop
a watermelon
holds the door open

last rays of sun
sweet corn
between my teeth

……… by w.f. owen – from haiku notebook (2007)

* Footnote: you’ll find more summer solstice haiku and senryu here.

fireflies join
the solstice party

………… by dagosan (06-20-04)

1 Comment

  1. a baseball haiku for the solstice…

    the night game
    ends at sunset…
    summer begins


    Comment by ed markowski — June 20, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

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