August Days

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub, Haibun Monday
8-2-21:  August  (posted by Frank J. Tassone)

"Whatever inspires you about this month—the namesake of Augustus, the solemn memorials to inhumanity and survival, madcap vacationing in sultry weather, or traditional Autumn—write a haibun alluding to August."

Blooms are ripe and full as they will get.  World in color.

August prepares me for a change in sleeping temperature.  Air off, windows open!  The light of evening begins to wane sooner, stores 
are showing Fall clothing, and shelves are stocked with notebooks.

As a child, I saw this month as long, with plenty of time
before school began.  Now the month zips by like a jet
plane.  A perk of August is getting a variety of fresh 
vegetables and tomatoes from my generous neighbors.  
Today I made salsa.

      tinge on tips of maple
      feathery edges outlined
      precursor to Fall

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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12 Responses to August Days

  1. Lucy says:

    Beautifully penned! I too feel the time flying before me. As a kid, it was easier because everything felt so far away, but as you grow, perspective shifts. Everything feels so much closer!


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Nicely done Sara! Fresh veggies are always a treat! Here the leaves tinge or sometimes just dry up! I liked your great haibun!


  3. The month is well captured in this.
    Excellent haiku.


  4. You’ve elegantly portrayed the transitional nature of August. Nicely done!


  5. memadtwo says:

    Air off, windows open! Always welcome, especially after last month’s intense heat. (K)


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    Great description of August in your world. The haiku is wondrous!


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