Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets
sunny pangs of hope
flood these streets – nightingales’
hymns against gay laughs.
breeze against the sun,
days spent in gleeful freedom,
ice cream all day long!
bucket lists to make; live by –
embracing one’s soul.
summer – comes and goes
monotony; to return
yet hearts joyful thrive.
Summertime is always the best of what might be.
― Charles Bowden
The first haiku was written in response to the final prompt of the Summer of Stories contest – ‘Write a haiku about why you love summer‘.
I’ve never actually written a haiku before. I did use a syllable counter but I’ve probably made mistakes. Please feel free to point them out! I’d appreciate any help! Also, I’d love to read your takes on the above prompt too and hopefully learn more about writing a good haiku, haha!
here are the rest of my entries for the summer of stories contest if you’d like to check it out!