Just Plain Foolish

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Monday, August 06, 2007

City evening: one deep breath

Evening sidewalk steams
Asphalt still breathes sun heat
Strollers buy ice cream

City neighborhoods
Beehives, stacked for honey
Oh, for a cool breeze...

Abalone moon
Southern city awakens
Sitting out on stoops.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

I have to say I love cityscapes in the summer. You've captured them so well.

8/07/2007 6:51 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

I also love cities and in the summer especially. Your haiku are beautiful -- I can totally see and smell the heat. I love the idea of sitting out on a stoop -- whole families and groups of friends hanging out like that -- it creates community and I like that a lot, vs. people sitting all alone in a lonely house. You group words together in a really, really lovely way.
:)

8/07/2007 8:37 AM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Nicely done! Quite a contrast between the canoe ride and city streets. Each special in its own way...

8/07/2007 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I am not a city person; I avoid them but having spent time in a very large one once I can see these images perfectly.

8/07/2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I really like the imagery of that last one.

8/07/2007 11:48 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

I'd almost be hard pressed to choose anything but the city, the way you present it. Thankfully, you've given me the alternative with a canoe ride. I'll take the latter.

8/09/2007 2:25 PM  

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