celebrating summer solstice

… with summer flower photos! :D

(summer solstice was technically yesterday, I’m a little late, but it’s never too late for a bit of haiku-writing :D)

 

Ode to Summer Blooms

 

Flowers of summer

 

Roses, their petals falling

 

over my sandals.

 

Rainstorms, sun showers

 

here today, gone tomorrow

 

new blooms, a new day.

 

 

 Turn a street corner

 

outside doorsteps and small shops

blossoms line sidewalks.

 

 

Not great haikus, but it’s fun counting syllables and finding words that fit :D Although I’m actually rather pleased with the middle one about rainstorms and sun showers.

(Some people don’t write them this way, but I understand haiku’s as three-line poems with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. So there are actually three haiku’s above weaving between the photos.)

 

For our corner of the world, the first days of summer came with a heatwave. So if it’s hot where you are, enjoy the sun and summer blooms, but stay cool!

 

p.s. On a slightly related note, if you like poetry, check out my sister-in-law’s blog! :D She writes on many different topics, from reflective and insightful to hilarious — great reads!

 

 

 

 

 

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