Monday, February 5, 2007

One Deep Breath-Twilight


summer time
filled with endless play
day stretches until dusk
~
street light's amber glow
signals twilights arrival
mother calls me home
~
fresh from a cool bath
tucked snugly into bed
silver moon stands watch
~
What a pleasant memory - long summer days, when all the children in my neighborhood were allowed to stay out and play until dusk. The standard rule applied for all of us - when the streetlight's came on, it was time to head home. Since I was the "good girl" I was always appointed lookout. One eye peeled toward the big lampost on the corner, I'd try to wring every last minute of play from the day. Someone's mother (usually mine!) would start calling out our names, and we'd finally go racing toward open front doors, shouting breathlessly, "See you tomorrow!"
Inspiration from here; photo from here

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

Beautiful memories and poems of an innocent age long past. Thanks for sharing.

2/06/2007  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

A beautiful trio of haikus walking us through a bright summer day.

2/06/2007  
Blogger Star said...

I like all of these

Again, it is such fun to see how people interpret the prompt. I have not yet written mine, but my mind immediately goes to nature and sunsets and such. So many (like you) have thought of play time. I love the diversity!

2/06/2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Such lovely memories, beautifully expressed in these wonderful haiku and the happy photo.

2/06/2007  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

Oooh, lovely. I can't wait for summer time and it's endless play to roll round!

2/06/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the silver moon standing watch.

2/06/2007  
Anonymous bella said...

Beautiful memories - and your haiku are great.
We were carefree like that when I was young - but sadly today, my daughter can't enjoy days like that.

2/06/2007  
Blogger Mikim said...

Beautiful summer memories. They took me back to the carefree summers of my own childhood. Thank you for this.

2/06/2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Hee hee- this was just so nice! It is a wonderful memory indeed!

2/06/2007  
Blogger Remiman said...

Becca,
Oh golly, how I remember those marvelous summer evenings. You've haiku'd me to a simpler time of carefree childhood days.
rel

2/06/2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

What a pleasant read. I grew up then too, but in the country. That line-the silver moon standing watch- is great.

2/06/2007  
Blogger G said...

Very pleasant, nostalgic images. I especially like the last one: "fresh from a cool bath" is a wonderful line. It evokes summer and evening all by itself.

2/06/2007  
Anonymous liquidquick said...

i love the mythic imagery of moon as guardian.

children sleep soundly
knowing her unblinking eye
keeps monsters at bay

2/06/2007  
Blogger cloudscome said...

I love the contrast in the last one... cool bath, warm bed, moon watching over from above... beautiful!

2/06/2007  
Blogger getzapped said...

I love your cheerful haiku. Just what we need during these dark days. The moon watching made my hair stand on end. Splendid!

2/07/2007  
Blogger Tammy said...

These were a breath of fresh air on this dreary day. You have captured memories I had forgotten. Thank you!

2/07/2007  
Blogger megan said...

There was something about the space between supper and bedtime...not day, not yet night. Seemed like almost anything could happen and your description made it present again. Fun photo...looks like a just-opened carton of popsicles.

2/07/2007  
Blogger Jodi said...

I have memories like that from childhood too. You captured them beautifully!

2/07/2007  
Blogger Tiffany said...

These were wonderful. Thanks for the memories!

2/07/2007  
Blogger Jone said...

"street light's amber glow
signals twilights arrival
mother calls me home" I love this. It reminds me of that time in my life. Lovely.

2/07/2007  
Blogger Helen said...

i remember playing hide and seek until dusk and mother calls us home. lovely haiku. made me smile

2/10/2007  
Anonymous qazse said...

thank you for the time travel
very nice job

2/11/2007  

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