Posted in Cinquain

Adverse to Autumn’s Arrival

Brick pathway with scattered pink rose petals

Today

In the garden

I saw hints of Autumn

And I’m not ready to bid Summer

Goodbye

Cinquain

I realized today that August is nearly over and that in about one month Autumn will arrive and I am not at all ready for that!

Summer got started here a month late, and I’m just not looking forward to losing those long warm sunny days yet.

Ah, but every year I fight a losing battle as Summer runs and Winter walks and I can’t do anything about it.

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Heat Wave

Temperature gauge showing over 100 degrees

Remembering winter

Keeps me cool, as the

Summer sun beats down

Syllabic Verse

These last few days have really been hot here in my area, 100 degree days. It’s pretty hot but I am not complaining because I remember how long it took for our weather to warm up and how many chilly days we had to endure waiting for this summer weather.

So I am just doing my best to stay fairly cool and enjoy it while it lasts because summer will be gone before long!

Posted in Choka

Welcome

Garden bench
Our Community Garden Bench

Come sit awhile

Relax after a long day

Solitude awaits

As nature surrounds you

With evening breezes

That carry cares away

Bringing joy to your ears

The lullabies of songbirds

Cuddling their young in their nests

Choka

Posted in Choka

Nature’s Refuge

My garden

In the early morn,

Rising with the summer sun,

Waking with the birds,

I sit among trees and flowers,

Sipping coffee as

Windchimes serenade me.

A squirrel scurries,

Butterflies flutter, bees buzz.

My garden shuts out the world.

Choka

Posted in Tanka

Finally…:)

LOVE brick, Orange poppy, summer sunshine

Happiness realized

In my little world today

Promises fulfilled

Day’s filled will sunny smiles

Summer finally woke up!

Tanka

Summer is finally here and I am doing my happy dance! Temps in 75 to 80’s today and all next week! Yay!!

Posted in Choka

Summer’s New Normal??

Sleeping cloud

Summer’s been sleeping,

Wasting her alotted days

Procrastinating.

Weather man keeps promising

Tomorrow for sure

We’ll see her warm sunny smile,

Yet so far it seems

She keeps on hibernating.

Will tomorrow ever come?

Choka

Posted in Haiku

Missing Summer

Umbrella in the rain watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson

News dampens spirits,

Is the weather mimicking?

Summer has vanished

Haiku

It’s July 2nd and in my area of the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing what I feel is a late start to good ol’ summertime.

The weather has been very changeable, quite like the daily news reports.

We’ve had a few warm days but not many and it seems more like Spring to me instead of Summer, as each day I awaken to gloomy cloudy skies, chilly temps and occasional rain sprinkling, this can put a damper on one’s spirit quite like the morning news reports often do lately.

Sigh. Oh where, oh where has my beloved Summer gone? Has she vanished with all our other normalcy?

I hope not. I hope she returns soon. I miss her sunny smile and gentle hugs of warmth.

How’s the weather where you reside? Are you experiencing the same, or does Summer alive and active in your area?

Posted in Senryu

Daisy Day

Group of white daises blooming in the sunshine

Sitting there alone

I spy a group of cheery faces

Peeking up at me

Senryu

Just can’t be sad when there’s a bunch of cheerful daisies surrounding you. 😊