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Midsummer rain (haibun)

© Clr `15
© Clr `15

Startled at the first crashing sounds, she glances out the window looking at  the hurried rain falling.  Thunder continues to threaten perhaps another power outag; she places the kettle on the stove…at least there will be tea to sip. Until then, she takes her pen to scratch a word or two before the darkness falls.

drum rolls warn
skies give way
pouring rain

pouring rain
lovers squeeze precious moments
midday nap

starlings seek shelter
nestlings whine in union
earth gulps excess

sodden paths
giggling child splashes
nestlings hope

earth’s open house
worms’ midsummer dance
starling’s patient perch

© Tournesol ’15

I was pleased to see the prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, “Midday nap” seeming just perfect to slip in one more stanza so fitting with this midday rain.