Time’s Transition

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Greeting darkness

Life’s constant foe

Silent journey

Absent shadow


Hidden purpose

Never speaking

Winter too long

Cold floor creaking


Blackness escapes

Bright light prevails

Time’s transition

Finding new trails


Hello sunshine

Life’s steadfast friend

Catching each smile

Day shall ascend


Sunglasses on

Joy filling heart

Now to catch up

Summer’s fun starts

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Summer Heats Up

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Dog days of summer arrive

Sweating from moist, humid heat

Corn lifting up to heavens

Backyard grilling offers eats


Morning sun heats up quickly

Sweltering hot by high noon

Swimming pools usually packed

Closed by afternoon monsoons


Workers staying hydrated

Drinking water without end

Temperatures set record

Weather refusing to bend


Landscape’s beauty quickly fades

Stressing out from endless drought

People’s patience wearing thin

Nature sends timely bailout


Everyone prays for relief

Welcoming cold front arrives

Brief respite from summer’s heat

Dog days now humbly nosedive


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Sharing Her Treasures (Haiku Series #188)

Standing Still

Beauty without words

Stirring each silent chorus—

Morning’s sunrise beams

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Patiently Waiting

Chilly summer night

Hint of early autumn dreams—

Calendar page turns

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Timeless Themes

Woven together

Composing her melodies—

Harmony praising

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Summer’s Bliss

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Looking out from backyard deck

Nature’s bounty welcomes all

Noble trees shroud quiet creek

One more day, closer to fall


Summer pleasures, don’t leave yet

Early sunrise, high blue sky

Birds finding feast, velvet lawn

New moments, ready to fly


Taste tranquility-filled hours

Blissful life singing with praise

Path through woods, deer’s faithful sign

Midnight’s moon always ablaze


Gentle wind serenades now

Cooler evening air invites

Tree’s swinging to breezy song

Quiet peace, life’s hidden heights


Hour grows late, pausing to see

Promised arrival smiles back

Fireflies dancing above grass

Nature’s final, sweet snack


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Summer’s Sweetness

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Life no longer singing wintertime blues

Summer’s sweetness rocks around timeless clock

Easy life, driving nature’s express lane

Planning fun times on each neighborhood block


Fresh-cut wood pile, next to backyard fire pit

Little granddaughter’s eyes, poised to light up

Marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate

Making sweet S’mores, summer’s perfect line-up


Nighttime fun never really wants to end

New memories flicker around fire’s glow

Please, please . . . let us stay for another hour

Darkening fire gracefully ends night’s show


On my, another blessed summer night

Dreaming later, tomorrow taking flight

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Medley of Verses (Haiku Series #177)

Under the Weather

Overcast morning

Gray covers forgotten sun—

Missing in action

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Lake’s Summer Harmony

Crystal clear waters

Canoe glides with rhythmic pace—

Perfect melody

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Stargazing’s New Reality

Galactic journey

Cosmic adventure comes true—

Man’s final frontier

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Nature’s Deployment (Haiku Series #153)

Every Day

Sunrise sends greeting

Creator’s hand wakens day—

Glorious morning

Morning sunrise over the Choptank River along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Echoing Cadence

Soul-filled percussion

Pulsating afternoon sky–

Thunder’s rhythmic beat

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Still Here

Hot days continue

Waiting for autumn colors—

Summer must insist

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Summer’s Pause

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Summer’s heat taking pause

Rain touches with wet paws


Dry landscape’s soaking mist

Moisture been greatly missed


Gray overcast hides skies

Missing sun sadly sighs


Nature’s well-deserved break

Setting up summer’s cake


Crops, flowers, and grass smile

Delicious, stay awhile


Harmony finds its tune

Despite absent, full moon


Tranquility looks down

Nature’s elegant gown


Richest hues, brightest tones

Beauty’s shining gemstones


Precious stones on display

Add one more day to play


Summer’s heat shall resume

But first, smell rain’s fresh bloom


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Summer Performances (Haiku Series #147)

New Day

Glorious sunrise

Serenity awakens—

Morning’s peace dawning

Morning’s sunrise at central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park.

Breakfast Time

Morning feeding time

Nature’s chaotic rhythm—

Bird feeder invites

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Sizzling Hunger

Dog days of summer

Mercury ready to burst—

Appetite heats up

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Summer Fun

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Boyhood memories

From summers long past

Adventures waiting

Hot weather forecast


Sandlot invites fun

Baseball games on tap

No umpires needed

Wearing well-worn caps


Bike hike across town

Returning back home

Pedaling with haste

Where’s slowpoke Jerome?


Backyard sleepover

Under heavens’ stars

Awake at midnight

Sharing candy bars


Afternoon calling

Under cloudless sky

Swimming pool waiting

Diving board banzai


Waiting for darkness

Nighttime doorbell fun

Hiding in shadows

Ditch ‘em on the run

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