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Summer’s Last Song—Haiku by Bette A. Stevens Summer’s Last Song—Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

As summer draws to a close here at The Farmstead in Central Maine, the air feels crisper and days grow shorter; yet a few summer blooms remain to perform their last song as notes of autumn begin to appear in the background of the landscape, biding their time to take center stage. Oh, the wonders of the seasons.

Summer’s Last Song

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Serene autumn hymns

Play softly in the background

Of summer’s last song


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Comments on: "Summer’s Last Song—Haiku by Bette A. Stevens" (52)

  1. We went out this afternoon to shoot some autumn, but it’s late in coming. Usually by this time in September, there is some autumn out there, but today, not much. A tiny bit. Next week, I hope. It must be getting very autumny up your way 🙂

    • Most of the leaves are drab so far. Brighter in swampy areas. With such a dry summer this year, autumn leaf peepers may be disappointed if summer continues to sing much longer… 🙂 xo

  2. Lovely Bette!

  3. Sweet words, Bette.

  4. Beautiful Bette. I also love the wonderful visual impact by printing thei posem on a peaceful summer scene.
    wishing you a wonderful weekend

  5. Awesome, Bette. What a wonderful image you have created with your haiku.

  6. Love your autumn haiku, Bette!🌾🍁💐🍂

  7. Lovely, Bette. Beautiful words and a lovely image make your post very special.

  8. Lovely, Bette! 🙂

  9. Such a peaceful Haiku, Bette. 😊

  10. A wonderful haiku, Bette! Have a lovely autumn weekend! 😄🍁💕

  11. A beautiful haiku, Bette.

  12. Beautiful haiku, Bette, and your reflection in the changing of the seasons is just as lovely. Enjoy. ❤

  13. This is a lovely autumn haiku, Bette, giving a picture-perfect image of the changing seasons.

  14. Beautiful haiku and photograph, Bette…I’m just getting used to the earlier evenings and enjoy the crisp cold air but alas too many sharp showers for my liking! 😀❤️

    • Hi, Annika. Hard to believe, but summer is still singing here at The Farmstead. Temps have been in 70s and 80s and we’re yet to feel a frost… No complaints–we know what’s coming! 🙂 xo

  15. Perfect! So much is said in those few words.

  16. Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    GREAT to have that back up again to make it easy to jump from blog to blog when we have a moment, isn’t it? I don’t always catch things as they whiz by in the Reader. I would have missed these lovely words otherwise. Thanks for sharing.

    It just turned hot again here, so I am typing under a clip-on fan, once again yearning for crisp fall weather (regardless of any riot of color in the leaves).
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Hi, Madelyn. It sure is awesome of Bernadette for opening her Salon for us to meet and share once again. Thanks so much for dropping by to chat, my friend. ❤ xo

  17. Autumn is so very subtle here in Southern California, but I can still feel the shift in the air. Beautiful poem!

    • Thanks, Robin. I know that Southern CA feeling… We lived in Lancaster and then Lompoc during the 1990s. Nothing like the desert wind and the Pacific breezes. Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful almost autumn day, my friend! 🙂 xo

  18. It is funny how each season has a sound of its own. I think of the sound of cicadas in the summer and the drone of bees in the fall.

  19. Beautiful haiku, Bette. So elegant. 🙂

  20. Lovely Haiku, Bette. Summer has given us a bonus these last few days and I’m not complaining but do love the backdrop of Autumn as we move forward. #SeniorSalon

    • Hi, Molly. Thanks for stopping by from #SeniorSalon to check out Summer’s Last Song. A lovely summer reprieve in the weather here in Central Maine too–no complaints as we enjoy this gift of the season. Have a lovely week! 🙂 xo

  21. Awesome Bette
    Now I’m going to have to try one 🙂

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