Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Haiku: One Word

We've got a heat wave going out here in Northern California. [What a boring opening: weather talk.] We're in full-on summer mode here, imagining our lives three months from now. The heat is much more tolerable enjoyable when you know it's going to subside in days. Hmmmm, I wonder what one word has been on my mind the last few days? Find out what one word is stuck in the minds of the One Single Impression poets.

Pumice stones to scrub
away unshod blackened spots.
Summer has arrived.

Frequent watering of
recently planted seeds.
Summer spurs their growth.

Skeeter eaters chase
buzzing, annoying skeeters.
This is our summer.

Whirring fans no match
for oppressive heat in house.
Summer sweating starts.

10 comments:

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I know I'll be complaining about this soon enough. Right now I just want the Spring rain to end...so far so good this week!

Go stick your head in the freezer and cool off. ;)

Caffeinatrix said...

Coming from Florida, I feel your pain. It's not that hot here yet...but it will be.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm not a big summer person. I'm more fall/spring. So, I'm not looking forward to the hot, sweltering days of July and August. I'm enjoying these 65 days/45 nights of spring, thankyouverymuch! :)

Tumblewords: said...

Neat haiku -
The second 70 degree day is here - back to the 40's and below freezing nights tomorrow. Weather. Yup.

qualcosa di bello said...

summer...ahhh! we need a jump-start on spring here ;-)

gudnuff said...

Love these. Hope the heat doesn't aggravate your healing process. Will you have a cast on your arm after the surgery?

fourwindshaiga said...

I always long for summer--til it gets here. Up here in Maine, we are getting a snow and rain mix. I am still wearing flannel, and the heat is running.

Love your poem, and I do know what the word is!

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, the weather. An endless source of fascination for all of us!

I enjoyed these.

Stay cool.

gabrielle said...

Summer. We used to sit on fire hydrants. You capture it well.

Thank you

Beth P. said...

Wish it were summer here...it was 24 this morning. Soon come, though.

Thanks for your, as always, lovely images--

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