In summer, the song sings itself. William Carlos Williams
by Kobayashi Issa
even the stars
are whispering to each other.
by Victoria Ceretto-Slotto
a collection of Haiku
Sitting on the deck
garden sunshine and shadow
early morning bliss
A male oriole
lay lifeless ‘neath the Ash tree.
Flaming sunset paused.
Red hot pokers flaunt
their brilliant orange erections—
Those brilliant red globes
peek from behind floppy leaves.
Reno is Art Town
tourists stroll the Riverwalk
watch painters at work.
lazy river rolling on
bees search for pollen.
Growing corn surrounds
(hides mysteries and wonders)
in my Field of Dreams.
A Few of My Favorite Things:
Quote: William Carlos Williams—among my top twenty favorite poets
Poem: Summer Night by Kobayashi Issa—discovering and savoring Japanese poetry
Animal: Orioles—visit our feeder several times a day–here’s a photo my husband took a few days ago:
Flower: Red Hot Pokers—help attract those orioles–the photo at the top of this post is of a red hot poker.
Food: Heirloom Tomatoes—ugly-looking delicious fruit that my husband grows from seed.
Town: Reno—in July, Reno celebrates ArTown, bringing all the arts to many venues every day. Most people equate the “Biggest Little City in the World” with divorce and gambling. Those of us who live here know better. To learn more about Artown visit: http://www.renoisartown.com/
Song: “Summertime”—steamy, sultry song from the musical “Porgy and Bess”
Book: “The Secret Life of Bees” –an exquisite novel, literary fiction, by Sue Monk Kidd. Every word is poetry.
Movie: “Field of Dreams”—a baseball classic starring Kevin Costner.
Images: Who can choose? I love the intense colors of nature.
Written in response to Broken Sparkles Season’s Favorite Challenge. Check it out at http://brokensparkles.wordpress.com/