Summertime Haiku

sun shimmer,
flashing off the waves,
summer drifts
tall grass,
from green to tawny,
summer’s span
shady creek
between pines and pasture:
sun escape
bare soil in clumps and clods;
sun gone mean
far thunder,
rumbling skies and rain scent:
summer storm

Sunflower Haiku

a thousand suns
shine upon my face,
one on my back


golden field
exalts the summer
while it lasts


lone flower
with stem to sun’s rays,
miffed or broken?


flower heads
twisting in unison
rapt attention


speeding by
the sunflowers blur
yet still flame