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Memories and Summertime - in Haiku

Updated on March 24, 2013

Images of summer

Strawberries and Cream
Strawberries and Cream | Source
Cascading petunia's
Cascading petunia's | Source
Sun starts to set on Vancouver Island
Sun starts to set on Vancouver Island | Source
Kayaking at Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island
Kayaking at Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island | Source

Memories and summertime

The solstice* has passed

new experiences wait

summetime begins.


Creating Plan B

As rain falls, picnic plans change

Make a fort inside.


Collections of shells

beaches, lakes, boat rides, tubing

making sandcastles.


Strawberries and cream

summer fruits in abundance

sweet and delicious.


Flowers cascading

cacophony in colours

inspirational.


Vancouver Island

unpredictable climate

we await the sun.


Heatwave in Boston

Surfing at Malibu beach

Cricket on the green.


North, South, East or West

longer days and shorter nights

summer joy to all.


*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_solstice

And, finally, this blast from the past reminding us of how summers used to be:-)

Mungo Jerry "in The Summertime" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYnBNbcU9i4




















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    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks for reading and I appreciate your commenting Twilanelson.

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      Twila Nelson 

      6 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Thank you for a fun poem and beautiful photos. Have a nice day!

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Victoria BC

      you are so welcome kygirl89. Thanks for stopping by.

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      kygirl89 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      I love this poem. The images paint a picture of summertime. Thank you for sharing!

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee. Appreciate you stopping by. Hoping you will have a joyful summer.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. A delightful poem about the summer and love the pics.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Gulf Coast Sun your name conjurs up amazing imagery for me. Thank you for reading.

      Christine 53 thank you for your kind compliment and reading.

      Topaz blue 58 - keep trying, I didn't think this one was going to come together and then it did. Thanks for reading and your encouragement.

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      topaz blue 

      6 years ago

      Really great beautiful read, and I reaslise now that my attempt at poetry is not haiku but he ho. You've used wonderful imagery too. I still feel inspired .

      Many thanks

      Topaz Blue

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      Gulf Coast Sun 

      6 years ago from Gulf of Mexico

      Hi Lizam1 ~ This is so sweet and gives me a feeling of awe and wonderment (is that a real word?). It brings me to my lovely town on the Gulf of Mexico. So thank you for sweetness, sunshine, beautiful waters, images of of great life. Thumbs up and beautiful. :) Kathleen (Gulf Coast Sun)

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      Ann-Christin 

      6 years ago from UK

      Lovely poem and the photo's compliment it beautifully.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Merci teaches12345. As I look out on yet another rainy day in Victoria - hoping for the summer to begin:-).

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Your photo journey through summer is beautiful. Love the poppies and your sunset. Very poetic on summer memories.

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