Summer Haiku #4

WakehurstA&Ospreadeagled

September heat wave:
blackberries, rattling seed pods,
children spread-eagled.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

6 thoughts on “Summer Haiku #4”

    1. And I spoke too soon. It’s raining today, but still warm. My son told me I looked funny today going out for a walk in my knee-length shorts, plastic raincoat, and trainers, plus a big golfing umbrella. Who cares about style? To me, individualism is style.

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    1. I try not to think about what’s coming. Best to enjoy it while it lasts. You know the English are terrible at the gloom thing. Just say to them, “What a beautiful day it is!” and they’ll not reply, “Yes, it’s glorious,” but they’ll say instead, “Ah, but it won’t last. Have you seen the terrible forecast?”

      I used to know some Swedish people who found our winters really cold when they visited us, because of the damp, although, temperature-wise, it was much warmer here than in Sweden.

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