Thursday, May 31, 2007

summer breeze
slivers of colored glass
clink and sway

- Stephanie Roberts
sultry evening
taking the scenic route home
to enjoy the lawns

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

sultry morning
mosqutios, ants and roaches
resting in the shade
cutting thyme
scrubland invades
the kitchen


coupant du thym
la garrigue envahit
la cuisine
summer -
each leaf thrusting
out into space

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

after weekend wedding
scent of lillies fills the house
and very sore feet

Sunday, May 27, 2007

the peony's
blood-red head
tilted on the sidewalk

(for Chet Baker)

lunch in the sun -
turmeric shines from
my samosa

Saturday, May 26, 2007


cautious footsteps
head towards home -
incoming tide

words & photo
© gerald england, 2007


upside down temperature rising greens everywhere

words: mandy smith
photo: lori bierly

Friday, May 25, 2007

mid morning chores
seeing first rose bloom on bush
nicer than its picture

Thursday, May 24, 2007

morning gardening
folding in earthworms
with the annuals

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


(Cross-posted over at But Wait, There's More!)
first light
waking to birdsong
before day's chores

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

midshift break
stopped by the honeysuckle
on the night air
sound of a waterfall
...wind through
the green willows

Monday, May 21, 2007


midday project
trenching, edging and filling
a new garden bed

Sunday, May 20, 2007

ducks image©Alan Summers 2007

river light-
two girls 'quack compete'
with the ducks

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Intense sun --
even the cat
retreats to shade

Saturday, May 19, 2007

lazy morning
noticing the shades of blue
in the sky

lazy afternoon
sharing great cherry pie
with ant colony

Friday, May 18, 2007

serenaded by the birds
in the trees~
ending a busy day
with wordless thoughts

wild flowers
fill the little yard
missing the roses

weekend looming
beyond the gardening
chores stare back at me
wind of May -
someone whistles
in another garden


vent de mai -
quelqu'un siffle
dans un autre jardin

white on grey -
a gull flies
through the rain

rainswept path -
a woodpigeon walks
with drooping wing

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

in the tree
of heaven's shadows
hot dog vendor
raining afternoon
river lapping lazily
against it banks
sparrow sitting
peeps through the blossom
...laburnum ringlets

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

first light
rain filled coleous ridges
sparkle on back deck
peony unclenching
its redness
...beating heart

Saturday, May 12, 2007

doffed to summer
first the sweater
then the shoes and socks
sunny Saturday
first ice cream truck of summer
rolling down the street

Summer Haiku 2007

Welcome to Summer Haiku 2007. This blog will celebrate the summer season in haiku (and related forms) from now until the end of July.