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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Monday Memories: Mom’s Summer Woes

This free-verse poem was originally published in June, 2019.  While the theme is filled with humor, between the lines one can read about the endless duties of a mother.  In this case, she is busy during a summer’s break from the school year routines.  This repost is dedicated to all mothers for a job well done!

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Summer finally arrives

Breaking from school routines

Children eager, excited, hyper-filled, energized

When does Mom get to take a break?

 

Chauffeuring children everywhere

Swimming lessons, sports camps

Gas tank never seems full

When does Mom ever get to run to a special place?

 

Thunderstorms pop up

Bringing their usual culprits

Rain, wind, hail, lightning, thunder

How did Mom’s new umbrella end up in the yard?

 

Enjoyable family gatherings

Long picnics, games aplenty

Lots of tasty food prepared

But Mom—why are we picking up a bucket at KFC?

 

Travel plans made

Laundry, packing, laundry, repacking

Mom still must be “Mom”

When does Mom get to enjoy “her” vacation?

 

School arrives again

Summer finally over—finally!

Bus leaves with the kiddos

Why does Mom hit the snooze again?

 

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