mid-summer rain

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1708 mid-summer rain, (classical kigo)
“Midsummer rain (samidare). The Japanese says ‘Fifth Month rain’, based on the lunar calendar. Rather than translate ‘Fifth Month’ as May, since the Gregorian month is really June, we use the traditional English word for the period, which is near the summer solstice.”

umbrellas fill sky
everyone prepares for warm
mid-summer rain


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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