Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Paul Powys



I see the heat haze
Feel the road burn under me
Touch hair soaked with sweat
* Written during an Australian mid-winter!


The flowers arranged so lovingly
For everyone in the church to see.
The yellows, russets, greens and reds,
Catching eyes and turning heads.
But when a light was added to
This already perfect view,
The shadow also was created,.
Then, bless my soul, another light,
Doubled-up on the delight.
Shadow on shadow and flower on flower,
All to improve the shining hour.


Jennifer said...

Your haiku perfectly captures what we're experiencing here in Kansas in July!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely penned haiku describes America's summer ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Tara Tyler said...

heat is beautiful to see but, gross to feel!

joanne said...

the road's heat-haze - great image.....but the church flowers - incredible observation and well-rhymed

Teresa said...

I was thinking the same thing as Jennifer, but I'm in Iowa! It has been a retched hot summer!

unfetteredbs said...

very nice Haiku

kkkkaty said...

A lot about the weather with the word 'heat'! You make it shine ;)

Lessandra said...

Good job on your heat haiku considering you're not even suffering in it! And I love your Welcome Addition - beautiful!

Green Speck said...

Nice Haiku :-)