Under summer sun
surrounded by swaying grass
wild flowers blossom
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 261 Zen / Chaos
August’s bright chaos
From the tears of Saint Lawrence
Sky’s moment of Zen
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (7/8/19)
In the river valley below the dam, I spent days watching the lazy river’s current, while my thoughts went out to play…
Sun-bleached signs along the trail
Timbered shadows surround me
Songbirds call to find their mate
Forest chorus rejoices.
Tufts of grass provide my chair.
Far river rock my target.
Toss out my silver lure,
A bamboo pole restrains it.
Deepwater in this creek,
A hidden world below.
Minnow play around my bait,
Small memories from that time ago.
©2018 cj holm
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.
Old cottonwood trees
float like clouds on the prairie –
shade hot summer days
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 209 Old / Days
Prompt words: Old & Days
Haiku in 5-7-5
A tempting scene set on the Fourth of July on Long Lake in Watonwan County, Minnesota
Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 3/20/2018 Joy & Fury – Synonyms Only
moment of passion
under burning summer’s spell
focused dance – primeval thirst
heartbeat pounding afterglow