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!

carol l mckenna 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

Kathy Reed 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!

Amrit Sinha said...

Nice Haiku :-)