Friday, September 18, 2009

Window open, breeze,
moonlight, cicadas humming
summer's lullaby

How many nights until the first freeze? It'll be so much quieter then. The insects' songs are a major part of my summer an adult, I'm out on the porch swing after dark, "sittin and aswingin" as an old song says. As a kid, it was the sound we fell asleep to, especially in the years before mom and dad installed air conditioning for the upstairs bedrooms where we kids slept....

Hope you get a chance to listen to them, especially when the nights are cool enough to open the windows and fall asleep listening to the night sounds of your neighborhood.

1 comment:

Bob Lenning said...

What a great haiku and sentiment. It brings back childhood memories for me too. Except that we never got air conditioning and I lost my only upstairs bedroom when I started the 4th grade. Now you've got me thinking that I should start opening my windows again for the fall.