The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku

It’s the time of the week I love! The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun! This week the words are summer and fun.

Early summer in Colorado has been spectacular. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. We have only used our air conditioner once so far. I love these nights with the windows open.

Last night, encouraged by the heat of the afternoon, a thunderstorm rolled down from Pikes Peak. Thunder rumbled and echoed through the meadows and fields surrounding our neighborhood. Rain pelted the windows. Lightning flashed and disrupted my sleep.

After a few hours, it was gone, having played itself out; leaving a cool breeze to push the curtains out into the middle of the room. It was then, I heard the yipping sounds, from a pack of coyotes, as they roamed the nearby fields pursuing their prey. It was a wild sound which haunted my dreams. The meadow fairies called to me and whispered tales from long ago…

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at
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  1. Colleen, this is a fantastic combination, the amazing image working so well with the engaging haiku. Hearing the coyotes must be amazing, a bit like our wild Dingos here. I trust they are protected from crazies with guns?

    • Hi, Denis! Thank you. The coyotes have plenty of room to roam. Five miles from our house, antelope roam in the fields. It is all wild and beautiful here in Colorado. I am sure if the coyotes attacked any livestock they would probably be hunted down. I am for gun control in the cities. It is out of control. Just like American politics! LOL! ❤️

  2. Great haiku and the weather and the landscape sound perfect at the moment.

  3. Wonderful play on Summer and Fun in your haiku Colleen, I love it! :o)

  4. Beautifully expressed. Love the idea that you are so close to nature and that it delights you by simply being itself! Have a howling good day. 🙂

  5. Your haiku depicts a scene that sounds amazing to me! Bring on the rain! Let it wash away the heat <3

  6. Thank you, Jade. Colorado is an amazing place to live! Hugs to you, friend! <3

  7. It’s cool here–always nice.

  8. Amazing picture of the storm rolling in. Your description of the changes it brought are wonderful. The coyotes yipping sounds so true West.

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  10. Those are some wicked clouds. I love your haiku it has great flow. The image is lovely too. 🙂

  11. Oh, thanks, Vashti! The words for this week look really great. Have a fabulous week. <3

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