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 Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D'Verse Poets and has prompted us with 'Summer'
As it should be. I get angry when I must defend myself too.
Yes Susi. So true! 💕☺️
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.
Yes the temps in PA and the northeast have been ridiculous for this time of year. The planet is on fire 🥵
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💕
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. 😢
Yup. So true and here in Pakistan rain comes in different regions at different times❤
Oh my goodness! I know that sometimes here it rains on one side of the street and not the other! Too funny 🤣
We have to be careful and take better care of the earth. Climate change is here.
That’s for sure 😞
Sigh. That’s why we need to work towards making the world a better place.
Ain’t that the truth, Christine! 😓
Sadly, yes Punam 😢
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
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 😦
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
And the ice shelves breaking off in Antarctica 😧
OH YIKES! 😳
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.
You are in such a beautiful part of the country Helen. I’m sorry you too are seeing the outcome of our neglect 😢
Well done, Christine. Ironically, we think we can control everything. Nature reacts as she chooses!
Thank you Dwight. Yes, she does and with fury 😧
You are welcome!
Thanks Regina 💕
You are right, but how can you not be tempted to party in the summer
I’m always tempted Rob! 🤣
Extreme weather is letting us know that things are getting worse!
Yes it certainly is reminding us Sadje 😢
It is but no one is paying attention
Indeed. The fiery anger of a planet disrespected. Your haiku ispowerful.
Thanks K. ☺️💕