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…

Thanks for stopping by! See you next week.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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?

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    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! ❤️

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    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! ❤️

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  2. Thank you, Jade. Colorado is an amazing place to live! Hugs to you, friend! ❤


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


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