The Joys of Summer

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is the first part of a collection of poems in the haiku format describing life during the summer holidays.

The Joys of Summer

A collection of 40 observations of life during the holiday season, created by making use of the limitations of the haiku format.

Part 1



As thirsty people
enjoy their sugary drinks,
wasps start to invade



Blistered, red bodies
lie in rows on hot beaches
in pursuit of tans.



Tons of melting ice
in swimming pools of soft drinks
cooling bodies down.




Endless lines of feet
shuffling amongst speedy rides,
mass entertainment.



Gulls sweeping down on
half-eaten greasy burgers,
scourge of most tourists.

Submitted: August 13, 2021

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Donald Harry Roberts


Fri, August 13th, 2021 12:08pm


Thanks for your feedback, Donald.

Sat, August 14th, 2021 3:17am


I'm a great lover of Haiku, I can easily envision Summer in your Summer series. Enjoyed it...

Fri, August 13th, 2021 12:35pm


Thanks for your feedback. There's more to come.

Sat, August 14th, 2021 3:29am

Mike S.

Captured summer very well, Bert, good job

Fri, August 13th, 2021 5:39pm


Thanks Mike. It's always great to get your feedback.

Sat, August 14th, 2021 3:30am


In our part of the world, it is summer all-year long. The beach is rarely crowded since we can go anytime we want. I was quite shocked when I saw how crowded and packed the beach was in 4 seasons countries.
We avoid the sun too, hiding under the trees :)
Great haiku!

Wed, August 18th, 2021 9:57am


Thanks for your comment. I don't know what it is like to live in a zone where there are no real seasons. I guess I would really miss the contrast between the various seasons.

Wed, August 18th, 2021 4:18am

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