Saturday, August 27, 2011

Drought

grass snaps underfoot
as a breathless Texas night
sighs and waits for rain


© Judith C Evans 2011

For Haiku Heights prompt #58 --Breathe

27 comments:

Mary said...

Judith, isn't it somehow ironic that some parts of the country are waiting for rain, whereas other parts of our country are presently being devastated by a hurricane! It isn't fair!

Judith C Evans said...

So true, Mary...it's crazy! I pray it gets better for all involved. Thanks for visiting!

Christine said...

we have friends in San Antonio who say it is very dry, and yet here, cottages are literally floating away from too much water, the earth is sighing either way I think

Judith C Evans said...

Yes, Christine, I too live near San Antonio and yet I have friends and family who are in Irene's path. We'll all breathe a sigh of relief when we see some normal weather. Thanks for commenting!

Joy said...

Hi Judith :) visiting you back, thank you very much for visiting my blog.

My husband and I sympathize with the bad drought in Texas, here in the Philippines we've been experiencing storms on the contrary

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks for visiting, Joy! Stay safe in those storms.

Dave King said...

Fine. I can see it. I can feel the night.

Connie Arnold said...

I have relatives in Texas who experience what your poem so well expresses. Wish there was a way to send some of the extra rain along the east coast to them!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Absolutely beautiful. Again you have captured a visual picture with the perfect words. I love it. And, am still praying for rain.

iblogmoore (Amanda Moore) said...

droughts do have a way of leaving the area breathless, I like this Haiku a lot it has a great feel to it and wonderful imagery

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Yes, liked this very much. I have been to Texas and thought it very hot and dry. Wonderful work.

Melanie

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, all! Glad you could stop by! :)

beccagivens said...

Judith - I am with you, praying for rain. When I walk in our yard - the sound is crinkly crunchy ... I am just trying to save a few precious daylilies, a couple of roses, and 150+ yr oak trees with the limited watering we are allowed. :-( However, it is nice to see trucks hauling in bales of hay for the cattle and horses to our area ... don't know where it's coming from, but I am sure appreciated. Nice Haiku ...

Mariya Koleva said...

hopefully, the rain will come ;-)
lovely picture in words.

Best wishes, Mary

mjshorts said...

A great haiku.
Here in the UK we wouldn't mind a little sunshine - Summer seems to be avoiding us!

Paige said...

I'm in awe...your choice of words and their
gift is amazing and the sweet baby bird tugs
at my heart.

Leo said...

Wow. I can imagine that wait. You expressed it wonderfully well!

Old Raven said...

Judith, this is just about perfect!

Judith C Evans said...

Aww, thanks for the generous comments, friends!

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Vivid and well written Haiku.

Enigmatic Soul said...

Brilliant haiku. Succintly put down the misery of a drought using the image of dry grass. And I agree, it is a bit crazy that one part of the world is as dry as sand and another part is flooded. And we have to do more than just 'sigh' and wait for the rain / relief to come.
Well penned.

Judith C Evans said...

After much "sighing" and praying, we enjoyed a rainy weekend here. Yay! Thanks for reading and commenting, friends!

Old Raven said...

This Haiku is really good capturing the spirit of what is taking place. Judith, I am glad you got some rain. texas has been in my prayers too. I surely hope you all receive the rain that you need.

Toyin O. said...

Great Haiku, thanks for sharing.

Margie said...

Judith, hope all is well.
Visiting you again after a while, I took a break from blogging.
Nice to be here again!

Beautiful haiku!

Judith C Evans said...

Thank you all for commenting on my haiku! I'm not posting as often as I'd like, but that should change soon.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

Happy Halloween,

Stopping by to say thank you for your support to Jingle Poetry Community.

bless you.

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