A dVerse Solstice Haibun

Photo by Cajeo Zhang on Unsplash (CC:00)

Woke to that loose sky, the sort where rain comes from, the lurch and coil of clouds caught on gusts, and the Acer (it’s shed its hyper green for a grown-up summer colour) stands unperturbed outside the window, a megalith, it’s a heelstone, and the rain falls like bouncing pennies, another month’s worth in a single day, and I remember when summer rain was warm-blooded, soft and gentle as a Sussex lilt, it was English, but this rain is castanets and steel toe boots, it’s a brute, and I saw on telly last night that Nevada is water-starved, drying up, and yet, here it rains, it rains, the longest rain of the year. A solstice rain.

Crows in the Acer
Gargoyles on a limb
Rain scrawls hieroglyphs

Written for dVerse Poets Solstice Haibun of 21 June/21 and Miz Quickly’s Four Specific Nouns, Photo by Cajeo Zhang on Unsplash (CC:00). Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

12 responses to “A dVerse Solstice Haibun”

  1. ‘this rain is castanets and steel toe boots,’ I think our effect on the climate is starting to show all over the world.


  2. This is beautiful. From the opening line about the loose sky, you had me. The imagery is just fabulous. The mood drives home and the haiku sings the whole thing, pithy and real.


    1. Gosh! Thanks so much. I’m delighted you liked it.

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  3. I loved that loose sky too, and that rain is darned angry!

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    1. Flamenco rain 😆 that’s sure how it sounded yesterday.

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  4. This………… is……………… just……………….. Gorgeous imagery. I’m swooning at the brilliance.

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    1. For some reason I can’t help but associate the word swoon with Monty Python’s dead parrot sketch. 🤣

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      1. Oh! So sorry. hahaaaahha…. I did mean in the nicest way possible.


        1. I know! I know! And thank you. 🥰

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  5. Good descriptions of how the rain has changed. It was 90F and bone dry for weeks here in MI then all of a sudden huge deluge over a couple of days.

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  6. Just so in my experience – this resonates so much. I particularly like – “Loose sky”


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