Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Haiku: A Summer's Day

The Color of California Summer: Brown
Endlessness stretching
before me 'neath warming sun.
Savoring boredom.


Yeah, that would be me without children. The fantasy summer's day, if you will. A summer's day that never really existed, right?


And what about those kids? The reality?


Limitless choices
of summer activities.
Children cry, "I'm bored."


[This warm interlude brought to you by One Single Impression. Make sure you warm yourself with the poets' works this week.]

15 comments:

floreta said...

i like the two contrasted here. both are adventures in their own right though.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

You are right Floreta .. but I so love "Savoring boredom" ... Unique!

Anonymous said...

I loved the photo! The sky is amazing. Ahhhhh, the boredom of children. What would they do if they were really bored!?!

Anonymous said...

Summer boredom! I swear I'll never complain again (she said watching the snow pile up outside). Enjoyed your post!

Barb said...

Ha! I can relate to both perspectives!

Claremont First Ward said...

Poets always inspire me. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the photo. I could be bored there.

Anonymous said...

..'cause every coin has two sides to it..lovely..many thaqnks..

Anonymous said...

.."many thaqnks"? -shouldn't i be sayin' many thanks!..

D... said...

You nailed both right on the head. One day, we'll have that fantasy summer day. I'm sure we'll miss the cries of "I'm bored!"

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis) said...

I love the contrast of these two 'kus! I would choose the first summer's day over the second, for sure. Hell, I'd just be happy with SUMMER right now!

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful picture, captured perfectly in words. And you're so right about the kids.

Tina - omme i London said...

OMG - that reminds me so much of a field I used to play in as a child. I love it!
Oh - and found your blog via "crazy working mom". :)

Jim said...

Wonderful! Of course you could take them to the beach. That won't give you problems like the G.C! Oh yes, we have just returned from the beach at St. Johns. None of our kids with us for that, they are all your age and had to 'work.' Sometimes we take the grandkids.
By tomorrow I'll have a St. John's beach picture for you to drool over on my other blog.
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Geraldine said...

PS: My first comment went PPPPOOOOFFFF!!!

Nice contrast with your words Patois. Boredom though, never!!! Hugs and see you soon, G

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