Late Spring Attempts at Haiku and Senryu

1.

Sultry southern spring

-the golden hour is so long,

drunk on gardenia.

 

2.

Now night has fallen;

-symphony of cicadas-

Half-sky clouds blanket.

 

3.

I know it’s not you,

but both are of one substance.

All are of stars’ atoms.

 

4.

Milder than what’s next,

when the axis tilts sunward:

breath of early June.

 

5.

Bird polyphony:

mind tuned to celestial tones,

we sing morning songs.

 

6.

Cool breeze through the leaves

-all is green; all is verdant.

It’s not yet summer.

 

7.

Lightning bug meets bat:

a swing, a glowing dinger

in humid evening.