Endless Summer – A Haibun

It is 7:30 in the evening and the temperature is still 90° F. Obviously it was higher this afternoon and the heat index put it over 100° F.  I’m OK with that because I was brought up in grey and cold, rainy weather. However it is still Springtime and here in SW Florida we see the summer beginning earlier and earlier each year.  November to June is our dry season with little rain, so to be burning hot already is indicative of climate change. 

The Gulf of Mexico is already beginning to boil and that is not good.  Especially heading into hurricane season.

Our planet is showing its displeasure.  Forest fires, floods, snow storms, rising oceans, Red Tide and heatwaves in the most unlikely places.

Confused by man’s greed
Punishing weather patterns
The earth is angry

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Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us with 'Summer'

  34 comments for “Endless Summer – A Haibun

  1. June 8, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    As it should be. I get angry when I must defend myself too.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 9, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Yes Susi. So true! 💕☺️

      • June 9, 2022 at 8:56 am

        🙂 <3

  2. May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    One of my listeners in Philadelphia told me the temp is 10 degrees above normal in her area. 90 degrees a few days ago. People are suffering. Take care.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      Yes the temps in PA and the northeast have been ridiculous for this time of year. The planet is on fire 🥵

  3. May 26, 2022 at 3:39 am

    So true Christine . Here in our country summer is also on its peak and we are hoping for rain. This is true that earth is angry💕

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      Yes! We can’t wait for rain and then in six months we will pray for it to stop 🙄. It’s hard to see floods in different parts of the US and then see the forest fires in California where they badly need to rain that never comes. 😢

      • June 1, 2022 at 7:04 am

        Yup. So true and here in Pakistan rain comes in different regions at different times❤

      • Christine Bolton
        June 1, 2022 at 11:45 am

        Oh my goodness! I know that sometimes here it rains on one side of the street and not the other! Too funny 🤣

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  4. May 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    We have to be careful and take better care of the earth. Climate change is here.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2022 at 10:04 am

      That’s for sure 😞

      • May 25, 2022 at 1:59 pm

        Sigh. That’s why we need to work towards making the world a better place.

  5. May 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Ain’t that the truth, Christine! 😓

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      Sadly, yes Punam 😢

  6. May 24, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve lived in various parts of Florida and was shocked at how hot it had gotten in the Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach area. I agree. Climate change is slapping us in the face. Your haibun says it all! Let’s hope someone listens. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2022 at 12:03 am

      Hi Colleen, yes indeed it has and the Pensacola area has come really close to some hurricane landfalls in recent years. They say that Miami could be under water in another 10 years 😦

      • May 25, 2022 at 10:35 am

        I’ve read that as well, Christine. I expect it might happen sooner if the ice continues to melt in the Arctic. It’s worrisome for sure. <3

      • Christine Bolton
        May 25, 2022 at 1:24 pm

        And the ice shelves breaking off in Antarctica 😧

      • May 25, 2022 at 4:11 pm

        OH YIKES! 😳

  7. May 24, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    OH how I love your part of the world! Friends in Venice Beach and in Bradenton ….. In Central Oregon where I live, the ravages of climate change are painfully obvious. Great writing.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2022 at 12:04 am

      You are in such a beautiful part of the country Helen. I’m sorry you too are seeing the outcome of our neglect 😢

  8. May 24, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Well done, Christine. Ironically, we think we can control everything. Nature reacts as she chooses!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 24, 2022 at 10:21 am

      Thank you Dwight. Yes, she does and with fury 😧

      • May 24, 2022 at 11:06 am

        You are welcome!

  9. May 24, 2022 at 7:42 am

    So true.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2022 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Regina 💕

  10. May 24, 2022 at 3:53 am

    You are right, but how can you not be tempted to party in the summer

    • Christine Bolton
      May 24, 2022 at 8:44 am

      I’m always tempted Rob! 🤣

  11. May 24, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Extreme weather is letting us know that things are getting worse!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 24, 2022 at 8:45 am

      Yes it certainly is reminding us Sadje 😢

      • May 24, 2022 at 9:20 am

        It is but no one is paying attention

  12. May 23, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Indeed. The fiery anger of a planet disrespected. Your haiku ispowerful.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 26, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks K. ☺️💕

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