Hot & Hazy Haiku

Here on the Canadian prairies the weather is a favorite conversation-opener. As one book character puts it, “There’s so much of it about.” And our beloved Saskatchewan is the driest province in Canada — overall and especially some years.

It’s not the coldest part of the country, obviously; the far north holds that honor. Still, a week of -40 C/F at the end of December is the norm. My husband recalls back in the 50s seeing the temp dip to -50 F in south-central SK. According to one book of SK trivia, our provincial record is -56.7 C — that’s -70 F — at Prince Albert in 1893.

Our summer so far has consisted of a few really warm days and a lot of moderate one, for which we’re very thankful when we read about heat waves elsewhere. We’ve had more rain this summer than in the past couple of summers, which means the crops are looking great.

And now a couple of weather-ish haiku verses I hope you’ll enjoy:

Image by M Ameen — Pixabay
gray dawn
all the way to the sun


sizzling day
some kid has to try
asphalt eggs
Image by Richard Eisenmenger — Pixabay

5 thoughts on “Hot & Hazy Haiku

    1. Thanks for your comment. I’ve heard about your heat wave and you have my sympathies. I just can’t take heat!
      I suppose your records go back centuries. For us here, “Since records began” is a relative term; apparently someone(s) in the records dept decided nothing prior to 1950 should be remembered. Which leaves out the terrible extremes we experienced in the 30’s.
      Haiku is always worth a try! I’ve still much to learn about juxtaposition. Sadly, some folks simply give you a run-on sentence split into three lines and call it haiku.


    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I don’t know what weather the years ahead may bring, but it does seem our prairie climate has become more moderate than what we remember from years gone by. Very thankful for that, as I’ve gotten less tolerant to extremes as I age. 🙂

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