Haiku challenge: Fierce & Fever

A tanka for Ronovan’s weekly challenge.

Painting Sunrise by V. Tomilovsky


beneath this fierce sun

the earth bakes grass crackles in

radiant fever

parches every throat—even

trees shrink aching for rain

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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.

14 thoughts on “Haiku challenge: Fierce & Fever”

      1. No, not at all! It’s freakish, that’s all. Too hot and dry for too long. Water is restricted but people round here are still pumping the watercourses dry to water their vegetable patches and the grass and wash the car too probably. They are having terrible flooding in the south of Spain that is more or less desert. The climate is out of whack.

      2. Okay. I legitimately didn’t know about the current weather situation in France. It sounds bad when there’s water restrictions going on. Flooding in Spain? That’s crazy, too. I seriously agree when it comes to the climate.

      3. That’s certainly a double dose of dangerous stupidity on their part. While I’m certainly not perfect in being more eco-conscious, at least I’m changing my habits in different facets for the better. It started with how I spend my money, being more aware about groceries when I have to buy food, and not being so reliant on buying the newest thing when I can get something just as good secondhand.

      4. Except that the main offenders are cushioned from the results of their profit-grabbing. They have they comfortable life-style and reckon they’ll be dead before the shit hits the fan anyway.

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