(Australian) Summer Haiku

07 Nov

A bushfire haiku, unfortunately part of an Australian summer for many.

Flames cavorting:
Tender ripples caress
The ashen summer skies

Another unfortunate part of Australian summers, the sea gulls.  With this haiku I tried using alliteration too.

Summer sea spray:
Garish gulls glide
Novices naively nurture

A more enjoyable part of an Australian summer, the beach!

Blistering sun decree:
Now the Doctor* is in
Divine waves tweet

*The Doctor is a cooling afternoon sea breeze which occurs during the summer months in the south west coastal areas of Western Australia.


Posted by on Wednesday 7th November, 2012 in Australiana, Poetry


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4 responses to “(Australian) Summer Haiku

  1. ivonprefontaine

    Wednesday 7th November, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thank you for stopping and liking a post today. These are beautiful, albeit in two cases reflections of the negative, Haiku. You did a great job of using alliteration in writing about sea gulls. We are have snow here right now so the beaches sounded inviting. I look forward to following your poetry.

    Take care,


    • withheldindarkness

      Wednesday 7th November, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Summer isn’t quite here, but the warmer days are coming.

  2. liliessparrowsandgrass

    Friday 9th November, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Thank you for a taste of Australian summer in three snippets. Thank you, too, for sharing how you call cooling afternoon sea breezes as “the doctor”. Come to think of it, what an apropos name!

    • withheldindarkness

      Friday 9th November, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Thanks for the comments. Well when your summer involves most days in the high 30s or 40s a cool breeze is very welcoming in the afternoon (it is almost like clockwork too).


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