Summer Haiku–One Shot Wednesday

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Image by Larry Meade via Flickr

Purple bruises bleed
into summer’s sky
sun sighs and succumbs

Summer dilemma
green can’t decide what to wear
too many choices.

Blue heron descends
splashes in cobalt water
revels in June warmth

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24 thoughts on “Summer Haiku–One Shot Wednesday

  1. trisha says:

    fantastic dreamy poems. how contrasting earth’s climate is. 🙂
    i on my part cant bring out much romanticism in summer or monsoon. ha!


  2. indiwriter says:

    loved the one on summer dilemma..

    can’t resist.. here’s one of mine:
    setting sun splashes
    orange juice
    across the river



  3. I love the summer dilemma of all! Sunny post!


  4. klrs09 says:

    Very nice. Especially liked: “sun sighs and succumbs”.


  5. Beth Winter says:

    I love that green can’t decide what to wear, too many choices. These are wonderful.


  6. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    lovely haiku, all three.
    you so beautifully captured the essentials – cosmos with flora and fauna.


  7. Luke Prater says:

    Love these, when I saw them first, and delightful to revisit them


  8. Bodhirose says:

    All of these have such vivid imagery–number two is cute–so true! I do love haiku–reading others work and trying my hand at it too. Thanks for sharing, Victoria!


  9. Olivia says:

    Plop.. splash..!
    Loved the serenity.. It’s pretty warm here.. sulk!

    Good to see at least the bird enjoys.. 🙂
    Thank you so much for your kind comment. That’s not the 1st time though. I sure can feel the warmth of your Hugs Victoria.. 😀

    Hugs many right back at ya xoxoxox


  10. hedgewitch says:

    Bright summery use of color make these haiku stand out and give them shape. I especially like the middle one.


  11. Pat Hatt says:

    Yes with the hot and humide coming in
    The green could crumble like a tin
    Turning to brown rather fast
    As the heat becomes vast
    Nice one shot today
    Here at your way


  12. souldipper says:

    I like the summer dilemma. Boy…I saw a photograph that would stand with that verse like the perfect wardrobe!


  13. janice kelly says:

    dear victoria,

    you have handled every word so delicately, using colors as if you were painting your poetic haiku with the softest of brushes…i especially like “purple bruises bleed into summer’s sky”….what a imaginative way to picture the many shades of purple in a setting summer sky, as if the sky bruises as it folds away into the horizon…love the photo of the cobalt blue heron…

    lovely sensitive writing…



  14. love this…especially green’s dilemma! wonderfully playful!


  15. Beautiful and authentic Haiku, Victoria. I am learning from you about poetry. The photo of the blue heron is fabulous. Blessings to you…


  16. mish says:

    Such vivid images ! Love the touch of personification which brings your pieces to life …


  17. jgavinallan says:

    I am so amazed at how so much can be packed into such a small space…splashes in cobalt—wow!


  18. Tino says:

    Well, I just had to have a go at trying to emulate you and here is my attempt.


  19. […] idea behind this attempt at my first Haiku came from Victoria [live2write2day]. Her Wordsmith Wednesday explained a little more about the Haiku and its construct. So here I have a go myself, with 3 […]


  20. Tino says:

    Gonna have to try one of these at some point. You always do them so well.

    Maybe they are best left to the experts?

    So glad/happy that Junes warmth is finally here.


  21. Lovely haiku!

    And thanks so much for your fun contribution to this week’s Limerick-Off!


  22. dustus says:

    Lovely haiku. I especially like the 2nd and third one. “splashes in cobalt water” Very nice.


  23. brian says:

    nice. the second one made me chuckle a bit, but i get it…the forest out back is lush right now, but if this heat keeps us it may go brown…i envy the heron’s dip in the cool water right this second…well played victoria…


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