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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


August 7, which falls exactly halfway between summer solstice and autumn equinox, is sometimes called "midsummer day."

midsummer day
mulberry leaves
yellow the lawn


Blogger Masago said...

Love it. What an auspicious day.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Vaughn. It was Mankh at Haiku du Jour who pointed it out to me.

6:42 AM  
Blogger polona said...

oh well... it's all downhill from now on.
august, especially the second half, always evokes a certain sense of melancholy in me

8:45 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

In the northern US, polona, august is always interesting, if only because it's unpredictable.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

For us August is still full-blown summer...we don't look back until around the 1st week of September and then everything is back to "normal"... :-)

8:08 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Most of us around here regard Labor Day (first Monday in September) as marking the end of summer/beginning of autumn. August sometimes brings us the hottest weather of the year, but it can also suddenly turn autumnal. Today, for example, the high was 60 degrees Fahrenheit, about right for October.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous aurora said...

I really enjoyed this one, Bill.

I usually wear shorts from April to October every year. Haven't seen 60F for awhile. :)

11:18 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

It is so hot here too...horrendously so..

4:41 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Good to hear from you, aurora and gautami. May your inner cool carry you through.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Midsummer? Summer hasn't even started here this year. Normally August is all summer, not that our summers are really hot. Lovely haiku by the way, very evocative.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Juliet. We're back to summer weather around here.

7:03 PM  
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6:45 AM  

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