Monday, July 20, 2009


A sprinkling of summer haiku . . .

sound of a mower
and it's eight o'clock at night
must be summertime

hear the cicadas
as they all sing the same song
but you can't see them

turf wars with the weeds
a battle i'll never win
humbly i concede

little feathered friends
finding damp spots in the shade
trying to stay cool


  1. Really FEELS like summer when I read this. I've never written a haiku. What is the formula?

  2. Summer just breathes from these lovely haiku, Janet...wonderful, and thanks for sharing! Happy Day :o)

  3. i always admire haiku, but am utterly incapable of coming up with any. i like the one about the weeds best, but they're all great. :-)

  4. an incredible tribute to summer.
    : )

  5. Hi Christina - thanks! btw, i went to the bookstore today and they did not yet have the new Artful Blogging. will have to try again in a couple days.

    Julochka - i find it very hard to believe that there's anything you can't do!! really!

    Tracy - thanks so much. I do always think of you now when writing haiku - since you hosted the festival a couple of months ago. :)

    Muse - 17 syllables in 3 lines. Hence my post title of 5-7-5. Also, there should be some word or hint of an idea that evokes one of the seasons. if you do a search on it, you can find tons of info!

    Open Heart - Thank you!!


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