A writer inspired by nature and human nature


Introducing MY MAINE, Songs of the Seasons—Stevens’s current work-in-progress. Summer Songs includes selections from her upcoming collection.

I am currently working on a haiku collection (My Maine Through the Seasons/current WIP title) reflecting the Maine I know and love. Here are several stanzas from the upcoming haiku collection MY MAINE
entitled Summer Songs. Hope you enjoy them…

Meanwhile, I’m planning my own Maine vacation for August and September. Company arrives in a few days and I’m ready to enjoy a great “Staycation” right here with family and friends from away…  Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful end of summer.

I’m entering these stanzas  from Summer Songs into Kayla Ann’s End of Summer Poetry Contest. I invite you to visit Kayla Ann’s blog to find,  out all about it. ~Bette A. Stevens  

Summer Songs

From MY MAINE Haiku Collection by Bette A. Stevens

Celestial orb
Climbs the azure skyline
Ascending each day

Season of high notes
Fledglings abandoning nests
Wings and voices soar

Waves play taps on shore
Tall pines salute by moonlight
Waking stars stand guard

Loons at lakeshore wail
Campers bewitched by the sound
Sacred summer songs

Bees and Butterflies
Dipping from Rose to Lupine
Dance to summer tunes

Highlands and ocean
Bound by granite cliffs sing of
Ageless adventures

Lighthouses stand tall
Regaling stories of ghosts
From a bygone age

Steps along seashore
Toes can’t resist surfs calling
Cold reality

Golden noontide
Both natives and newcomers
Triumphant spirits

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Comments on: "MY MAINE “Summer Songs” (HAIKU) by Bette A. Stevens + End of Summer Poetry Contest" (75)

  1. If you are publishing this, let me know!! I love Maine.

    • Poems in progress.. Plan to publish before fall is over and will get back to work on it early September after summer company is on their way home. Meanwhile, I’m finally taking a break to enjoy Maine’s bounty while they’re here. Haven’t seen my sister in 16 years and can’t wait to pick her up in Portland next week. ❤ Sending lots of love your way! xoxoxo

  2. I’m loving this concept Bette!

  3. Beautiful Bette!!! ❤

  4. Fantastic collection of haiku Bette! Thanks for sharing. My best wishes for winning the contest. Enjoy your vacation dear friend. Love and hugs.

  5. Beautiful and I’m so happy that you are going to publish a collection of these dear Bette! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxoxoxoxo

  6. Love your work Bette, have a lovely staycation! 😀 ♥
    Jennifer

  7. robbiecheadle said:

    What a great idea, Bette. I look forward to this. Sharing.

  8. Lighthouses stand tall
    Regaling stories of ghosts
    From a bygone age ~ Loved this!
    Enjoy your family time, Bette…there’s nothing better. ❤

  9. What a beautiful tribute to Maine. Enjoy your holiday.

  10. Ahh, peace and tranquility. Love the poem, best of luck in the contest!

  11. A wonderful poem and looking forward for more!… you, your family and friends have a wonderful “Staycation” and may each and every day be filled with love and happiness!!…:)

    “Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow remains a mystery, today is a adventure. Greet it with open arms, a open heart, a open mind and a smile. Enjoy it because it won’t come again.” (Larry “Dutch“ Woller penned 6-7-2008)

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful note and lovely quote, Dutch–words of wisdom, indeed! 🙂 Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful end of summer. xo

  12. So beautiful and enchanting, Bette! Your words draw the most beautiful paintings! ❤ xoxo

  13. Superb collection, Bette! Enjoy your “staycation”!

  14. Love it! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Beautiful poems Bette and so evocative of summer and the coast. Didn’t know you
    we’re working on a poetry book. Wonderful! ❤️ .

    miriam

  16. Beautiful Bette. Have a wonderful staycation. 🌼

  17. Exquisite, Bette. ❤

  18. D.L Finn, Author said:

    I loved this Bette! You really take us to Maine! I can’t wait to read your book!

  19. A wonderful poem, and very reminiscent of my days on the Maine shore. Enjoy your staycation!

  20. Enjoy your friends stay Bette and look forward to showcasing the poetry when available. hugs xxx

  21. Wow! That is so visual and beautiful, Bette. Absolutely fabulous. If it’s possible for poetry to be picturesque, you captured it.
    My husband and I are hoping to visit Maine next fall. I’m looking forward to it!

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful note, Mae. ❤ Fall will be here before we know it and it is another great season for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Maine… Sending lots of love and wishes for a lovely summer too! xo

  22. Sounds like a wonderful vacation. I love reading and writing haiku.

  23. What a delighteful collection, Bette – my favourite is the one about the lighthouse…:).

  24. A beautiful collection of haiku poems, Bette. They express your affection for Maine and the beauty of it… 🙂 All the best for the book… 🙂 ❤

  25. Your Haiku painted a beautiful picture of your beloved Maine, Bette.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation with family and friends. See you in the fall. ❤️

  26. Lovely, Bette! Your Haiku depicts Maine in all its beauty and serenity. I love Maine. Haven’t been there in a couple of years. Need to go back,. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. Hugs xx Enjoy your vacation!

  27. Bette, enjoy your wonderful Maine with your family and friends! I just had to pop by and wish your haiku collection the best of luck … come back to complete it fresh from your holidays. I love the title! Hugs xx

  28. Another gem, Bette! This soothes the soul. Thanks so much for sharing your gift. Blessings to you. XO

  29. beautifully natural
    poetic gift 🙂

  30. Toes can’t resist surfs calling
    Cold reality

    Oh gosh so sweet and so true!! 😊😀

  31. Maine’s landscape is certainly conducive to poetry! I like the line “Bees and Butterflies/Dipping from Rose to Lupine/Dance to summer tunes.” Enjoy the summer!

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