Summer Place

When I was young my brothers and I would be given the job of herding cows from one pasture to another and then wait to drive them home at night. On those long summer afternoons, while tending the cows, we would take advantage of the shade of those big cottonwood trees and dream the day away.


cottonwood bw

Old cottonwood trees
float like clouds on the prairie –
shade hot summer days

                                                   -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 209 Old / Days
Prompt words: Old & Days
Haiku in 5-7-5


Waiting for a Prompt

No prompt Labor Day
Left a hole in this haiku
So I took a nap

I know it’s a holiday
Just be thankful it’s just late

                                               -Clarence Holm


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 165 Holiday/Late