stiff and sustained
the hour has come to Garda
cooling torrid afternoons
the dock’s a concert hall
the breeze – soloist
through the vallies
blows the strong afternoon breeze
“l’ora” del Garda
The stiff afternoon breeze that we call “l’ora” (the hour) here in the Lake Garda area is so much a part of our summer life that this particular prompt could have become a haiku novella! It begins down at the southern end of the lake and reaches Riva/Torbole between 11:00 to 1:00 and blows up the vallies all the way to Trento, helping to cool the whole area, eventually calming down to close to nothing in the late afternoon.
It gets so cool in the towns like Riva del Garda and Torbole, which are right on the lake, that one must put on a sweater to be comfortable. The surfers love it when “l’ora” begins to ripple the lake and they can start their daily runs!
Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – #488 Breeze