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A Summer’s Day

A Summer’s Day

Vanilla wings quiver under cornflower skies, and sailing ships glide on massively swollen wood bellies. Children swim furiously; moms covered in juicy cherry-lemonade kisses. Summer rain cascades on blazing window panes. Seagulls bellow a warning cacophony.

Sapphire curlicues

Breaching shores in swirling gasps

Summer comes alive

Selena Howard Ā© 2011

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2012 11:16 pm

    What a wonderful post! Some great images.

    • January 7, 2012 11:20 pm

      Thank you Thomas and your poetry will be food for my spirit for some time to come

  2. January 8, 2012 11:18 am

    Beautifully written and wonderful imagery: I love “sailing ships glide on massively swollen wooden bellies”
    šŸ™‚

    • January 8, 2012 11:56 am

      Thank you I was introduced to haibuns earlier this year and that helped me write stand alone haikus. I’ve always loved haiku but until the haibuns had never been able to write one

  3. January 10, 2012 6:32 pm

    A haibun is a short but very descriptive piece of prose with an accompanying haiku to tie it all in šŸ™‚ With your haiku mastery you would do one of these with ease

    • January 10, 2012 6:39 pm

      Okay, thanks so much for the definition and your very kind words. I wouldn’t call it mastery, but thank you, anyway! šŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll try one sometime in the future!

  4. Julie Catherine permalink
    January 12, 2012 10:42 pm

    This Haibun is one of my favourites – I love the old-world charm that is complemented by this lovely photo, and the accompanying Haiku is fantastic! A truly engaging write. ~ Julie šŸ™‚

  5. January 14, 2012 9:26 am

    Thank you Julie for introducing me to haibun. I love doing these

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