Thursday, June 9, 2011


it is the season
of citronella candles
and mosquito bites,

it is the season
of giant beach umbrellas
and sunburned noses,
in spite of.

it is the season
of sticky, sultry mornings
and afternoon rains'

it is the season
of lazy hammock reading
and movie madness,
just because.

it is the season
of seedless watermelons,
blueberries, peaches
and their ilk.

i'll venture a guess
that i'm telling you something
you already knew —
am i right?

(linking to haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon)


Emily Young said...

i love the snapshots of summer you've collected here... mosquito bites and all!

Nancy said...

And lightning bugs! Don't forget them!

Rachel said...

I can smell the citronella. :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

I may have known it, but couldn't have said it as well as you did.
Wonderful, Leslie.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Misty said...

love your photo! and um, yes to the mosquito bites anyway, dern it. :)

no redeeming rain here, tho...sigh. but i love the idea!!!

Anonymous said...

certainly is the season.
I love the picture of the candles. Though candles and summer, hmmm.. don't think I've ever done that, so with that, you didn't completely tell me something I already knew. This is new.

Lazy hammocks! oo yes! agreed.

Lovely post.

ZyVu xox

Tracy said...

OH, I can smell these candles... A bit of lavender and tea tree essential oils keeps the bug-a-boo's at bay too. ;o) Happy Weekend, Leslie... my you stay bug-free... ((HUGS))

Joyce said...

I sure need to get some citronella candles. My arms and legs are all bitten. Enjoy your weekend my friend! xo

Teri said...

Summer...nothing like it! We wait all year for this to come around and you have captured all those thoughts that we have so well. Anyone could read this and know you were speaking about summer. Great job.

Kim Mailhot said...

Yay for summer. Yay for haiku !
Happy Friday !

rebecca said...

how true that in any given moment or experience exists the duality of the human experience.

i love your courage, passion and willingness to always seek the light, even in the darkest challenge.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Well, sure, I knew all this--but I'm always appreciative of a reminder!

Dawn Elliott said...

You make my mouth water and my heart swell, thinking about summer treats!

Noelle Renee said...

I love your Ode to summer Leslie. It is the season for confirming that no matter how hard we try to protect ourselves from vulnerability, we cannot, but we can certainly enjoy trying in sweet old summertime. I love all of your images and paradoxes. And I love you.

Boonie S said...

Thanks for your delightful verses infused with such appropriate seasoning.

All the best, Boonie

lilylovekin said...

Love the verse-I'm waiting for the warm hot days of summer.

Anonymous said...

what an great post.
I really love it.
Xx liefs

Connie@raise your eyes said...

Hmmm....feels as if I've waltzed through your yard on a lazy summer this!

S. Etole said...

oh, yes ... especially the mosquitoes

Margaret Pangert said...

Thank you, Leslie! My intention is to be full present for all these summer offerings! Life is too short to not savor each and every line of your haiku poem! I got my hammock up this weekend! (More for napping than reading, though!)

Francesca said...

it's a season I love!

Catfish Tales said...

Yes, you're right. But it's always fun to 're-hear' in such a delightful way.

Deborah Carr said...

Love your words...and their rhythm.