Haikai: cicada

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.

August-macke-022

sun strews

light splinters in tepid shade

heat swells and throbs

like the cicadas’ song

among the pines

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

16 thoughts on “Haikai: cicada”

      1. I love how he gave qualities different colours and painted them in animal form. So sad both he and Macke were killed. He predicted the war, knew what was coming.

      2. Yes, I find that incredibly sad. War is such a terrible thing and so many young lives are lost.

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