July 23, 2014
Further proof that the universe is always seeking balance.

Further proof that the universe is always seeking balance.

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Filed under: summer skirts balance 
July 16, 2014
Wiffle Ball

In summer Jersey streets and narrow driveways

not urban enough for stickball, we played

kickball, freeze tag, dodgeball and wiffle ball.

I whiffed in many at-bats, happy strikeouts,

yellow plastic bat to curveballs, sinkers, risers.

wiffle ball

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July 11, 2014
Summer School

Summer is the off season for schools,

but the learning continues in its ways

We teach, and then we are gone.

What more can we do but plant

a few seeds and hope for rain.

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June 30, 2014
Mid-Year’s Eve

Mid-Year’s Eve

Halfway through the year, but early summer

feels to me like a new year.

Fresh green growth untouched by heat, drought,

insects, disease or harvest. We’re halfway home.

I see a light. I  smell dinner.

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Filed under: mid-year summer 
June 25, 2014
Morning Matcha Tea

This early morning’s organic matcha powder tea

ground from fine Japanese green tea leaves

for my not-traditional tea ceremony of summer

whisked in a bowl , water lightly boiling,

frothy, bright green, sip from summer passed -

present in one cup of the past

Bamboo wire whisk and japanese tea

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June 21, 2014
Solstices

Solstice, sol sistere, sun to stand still.

Not that it did stand still today,

but we paused for a celestial moment

to consider that summer in the north

and winter in the south had arrived.

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June 21, 2014
"In summer, the song sings itself."

—   William Carlos Williams

June 21, 2014
"

A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands!

Evening breeze -
water is slapping against the legs
of a blue heron.

Short summer night.
A dewdrop
On the back of a hairy caterpillar

In the summer rain
The path
Has disappeared.

"

4 haiku by Yosa Buson  (1716 ~ 1783)

Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson

more online

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Filed under: Buson haiku poetry summer 
June 21, 2014
It’s Summer and It’s Midsummer (and it’s winter too)

It’s Summer and It’s Midsummer (and it’s winter too)

bikini-beach-2
This solstice brings in summer to the Northern Hemisphere and this year it just moved into place (June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT).

The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator.

The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium(to stop) from the ancient idea that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter…

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June 20, 2014
Finding a photo of her

Finding a photo of her

from that summer when we were fifteen

that hot day behind the beach house

her bare shoulders, back, arms and legs -

when I suddenly realized she’s a woman

and it startled me.  It startled me.

beach

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Filed under: beach girl summer woman 
May 13, 2014
Cutting the Grass

Today’s first grass cutting of the season.

Tune the mower, new spark, fresh oil.

Hands smelling of gasoline, spring and green.

I like overlapping the wheels’ cutting lines,

the crew-cut evenness of summer to come.

mowing

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Filed under: grass lawn spring summer 
February 14, 2014
climb the dunes on Flickr."In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

climb the dunes on Flickr.

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

― Albert Camus, The Stranger

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Filed under: sand dune beach NJ Camus summer winter 
February 4, 2014
Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

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Filed under: Summer 
September 16, 2013

Shutting down “The Summer Place” with Fountains of Wayne

(Source: youtube.com)

September 2, 2013
"summer moon —
this river beach crowd
gone tomorrow"

- ISSA

.夏の月河原の人も翌引る
natsu no tsuki kawara no hito mo asu hikeru

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