Haikai: cicada

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.


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.

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