Four Haiku Celebrating Summer

Crimson hollyhocks,
how many names of wild things
hide in your blossoms?
The peony’s death
happened not in a moment,
for the drought was deep.
A little girl waves
at some honeysuckle vines
shaking in the wind.
This apricot’s flesh,
sweeter than any honey,
titillates my tongue.

© 2022 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 17, 2022, in 5-7-5, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets & Storytellers United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, The Whirligig and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. It’s so cold here just now, it’s nice to have these summery verses to brighten me up.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It always amazes me how seasons are so different on different sides of the Equator. I’m glad these visions of summer warmed you in some small way.

      On Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 8:19 AM Magical Mystical Teacher <> wrote:



    Names of colors and flowers are one word poems!

  3. Kestril Trueseeker

    I really adore the first one. There are so many worlds we brush up against every day. It’s kind of hard not to wonder about them, especially on a lovely day.

  4. The first one is wonderfully whimsical. What’s not to love about hidden wilds, right? And the last is just… delicious!

  5. Such ‘sweet’ creative haiku ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. How I love this Summer bouquet that you have created for us all… Thank you dear MMT

  7. Nice haiku set. Happy weekend. Thanks for dropping by my blog today


  8. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: MMT’s latest haiku #sequence!

  9. That deep drought.. sigh… love the first one too…

  10. These are lovely….I misread the first one….thought you wrote how many wild things are hiding in your bosoms…best laugh I’ve had all week…

  11. From all those flowers you name in those beautiful poems, I like the hollyhocks the most! Enjoy all the beauty that’s around you and enjoy your weekend. Hug from Holland

  12. I love them all but #3 tickles my fancy most

  13. Summer! We ate the first apricots off our tree today, mmmmm.

  14. I’m now craving apricots! And that honeysuckle waving makes me feel the breeze.

  15. you are a treasure trove of unfurling! each haiku a visual feast that transports. thank you for this respite of beauty. haiku my heart would be lost without you!!!!

  16. Wonderful set of haiku. My favorite is #3.

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