Lost Songs of Summer

Down a winding path
we hike to a summer grove—
listen, the breeze sings!
Summer afternoon—
a river combs through old stones,
looking for lost songs.
Cheek to cheek we sway,
holding each other, dancing
like weeds in the wind.
Summer tragedy—
the face of an old drag queen
crumples in the heat.

© 2022 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 24, 2022, in 5-7-5, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets & Storytellers United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, The Whirligig and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Love the lost songs in the old stones…!!

  2. Not sure if my comment posted. Just in case, let me repeat that I love these – I think, better than anything else of yours so far … or as far as I can remember.

  3. #2 haiku is my favourite

    Have a good weekend


  4. Such a good mix of prose touching many different emotions.

  5. Summer afternoon—
    a river combs through old stones,
    looking for lost songs.

    this one sings straight into my heart. so rich in imagery, so full of longing and love for life.

  6. That second and third speaks to me.


    A breath of fresh air. I bet the old drag queen was a peony. I like the idea of a river combing and looking for old songs.

  8. Thank you for finding these for us… I’m turning stones with you…

  9. Captured the essence of summer and life ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Stunning haiku, I can hear the breeze sing and feel the heat in your words. Enjoy your weekend and stay cool! Love from Holland

  11. Beautifully done! Each vivid yet sensitive poem could be the opening words in a novel or play.

  12. I’ll vote for the river searching, wandering down to where, looking for the
    lost songs. Many can be found, been there. A fun read, nice quartet .

  13. my favourite is #2 but i enjoyed every haiku. I hope the drag queen is able to get back into his trailer.

  14. Kestril Trueseeker

    Captured all the June feels, including Pride celebrations. It never got so hot at our local ones where the ladies had to retouch their makeup and they put on a great lip synch act.

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