Cicada’s Farewell

Cicada’s Farewell
“I guess I felt attached to my weakness. My pain and suffering too. Summer light, the smell of a breeze, the sound of cicadas – if I like these things, why should I apologize?” ― Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

cicada’s voice – last
song of summer loud across
the brown pasture –
he sings to the clear blue sky
with newfound joy

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:55:31

    Yes it will be a joy indeed for summer to make an exit and autumn to enter in. This is fitting and lovely Toni!


  2. tosh
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 03:14:38

    I love Murakami’s books… great quote


  3. fireblossom32
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 13:25:40

    You always come up with good quotes to go with what you write. I can hear that cicada.


  4. wyndolynne
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:34:53

    Ready to launch into that blue sky 🙂


  5. Ed Rigg
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 19:34:31

    Loved the quotation. the prompt and your poem, Toni.
    Thank you fir this one. It got my grey matter going.


  6. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:05:33

    I adore the images in the poem… just not the “beast” itself 🙂


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