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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21 thoughts on “The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku”

  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?

    1. 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! ❤️

    1. Thanks, Annette. 5 minutes from our house are open fields where antelope graze daily. Lots of construction in our neighborhood. I can only imagine all the creatures who are looking for new homes. The coyotes are breathtaking. We never see them, of course, but the sound stirs up ancient memories! It is primal! ❤️

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

    1. That is what I thought, also. The coyotes were calling again last night. I’ve never heard them this loud. Their calls are bewitching! Happy Friday! ❤️

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