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so hot!
a satanic breeze rustling
shadows sweat    drip

so hot!
sidewalk sizzles
cracked egg fried mid-air

so hot!
birds won’t sing
earthworms gloat

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  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:29:00 PM
    You capture midsummer heat well in these deft haikus. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Dave = Very Hot. Earthworms gloat or bloat! I love that satanic breeze. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Great thought and inspiration..Enjoyed reading this morn..We had some of that heat this summer...Thanks for the kind review of my work...Sara

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 9:26:00 PM
    Oh, wow, I love these, Daver. Had not seen these from you before. Sizzling!!

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 10:42:00 AM
    Daver I like these, last one is my favourite, it is freezing and wet here in UK, wettest summer on record.......David

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 2:30:00 AM
    Daver,, i need some pepper to go with the middle are them bird eggs dropping to the ground... cooking on sizzling sidewalks... he he he..Silly earthworm.... he's lucky hiding from the hot hot sun... xox~pd

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Great imagery for those blasted hot days, Daver! (Ellen loved this:). "Egg fried mid-air"! Thank you for sharing this with us!! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Daver, you got me smiling with this one, imagining the heat while it is so cold in Cape Town :) enjoyed your series, love Wilma

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 11:42:00 AM
    I guess you have the heat where you are too. We have been scorched for over a week, today some relief. And yes, the earthworms are not feeding the robins to my great concern. Great depiction ofheat Dave. P S "Rip each other apart at the seams" is our Danny boy's line! :)

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    Date: 7/18/2012 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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  1. Date: 7/18/2012 10:43:00 AM
    oh I do love a haiku! I particularly like 'cracked egg fried mid-air' makes me feel hot even in rain-soaked and grey Nottinghamshire!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:51:00 AM
    sizzling gems of 'kus, daver... wonderful!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:30:00 AM
    To HOT my friend :) - oxox Anne-Lise