Morning Haiku and Waka – August 1, 2015

August morning
gentle rain falls in the streets
for five minutes

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insieme
ma non per sempre
ah – la vita

tormentone
del nostro inizio
insieme

summer memories
sweltering days of August
living by the sea
Mediterranean dawns
camping out on the beach

that first summer
midnight pizza and beer
rumpled sheets
awakening to the sound
of an Italian jukebox

© G.s.k. ‘15

Screen Door – Memories of childhood – July 13, 2015

Screen Door

Screen Door

summer days
slamming the screen door
they go out to play

© G.s.k. ‘15

“Shut the damn screen door and keep out the flies” … her summer memories.

barbecued ribs
flapping screen door
dancing the twist

whining spring
screeches on the screen door
crash! wood against wood

old screen door
hooked against the summer wind
tornado warnings

Don’t slam that door … her useless admonitions each summer evening.

memory of her …
each time the screen door slams
after fifty years

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Carpe Diem #775 Amido (screen door or window screen)

(Of course … these haiku [mostly American Haiku and American Sentences)  are not about “amido” which is a lovely rice paper screens used in Japanese shoji] whcih will be for another series … I think just about every American child of the 1950s probably heard, at least once, one of the phrases or sounds above … and for all I know some may still hear them, like I do every time the screen door slams in the summer.)