“free as a firework” July 4th Haiku

free as a firework,
lonesome as a country song;
independence day
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No, I haven’t been listening to any Katy Perry today, but did listen to a lot of George Strait 🙂

“in Constable clouds” – Haiku for Spring – St. Louis, Missouri

winter’s dimness pierced
punctured by summer’s glory
in constable clouds
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I know it is perhaps more fashionable to like Turner over Constable, but perhaps he has the upper hand in chiaroscuro clouds at least.

The Renewal of Spring – Two Haiku on Redbud – St. Louis, Missouri

at dusk in the park
purple smudges on branches
the redbuds in bloom

across the city
purple haze on bare branches
the redbud in bloom

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Postscript:

When I presented these on Facebook, in response to some feedback concerning cadence, I came up with the following synthesis:

at dusk in the park
purple haze on bare branches
the redbud in bloom