night drive
with the top down
cicada moon

—Ann K. Schwader

About the author: Ann K. Schwader, schwader at, lives & writes & gardens in Westminster, CO. More about her work (including haiku!) can be found at


Responses to the haiku for 30 July 2007 by Ann K. Schwader

    2007-07-30 15:08:40

    i really liked this haiku.. gives the feel of a calm soothing magic-like atmosphere. great!

    Megan (markenberg at yahoo dot com)
    2007-07-30 18:51:22

    Excellent use of seasonal images, and very well worded.

    new moon
    the last cicada and I
    keep each other company


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-04 18:19:59

    ann, i love those late night, early morning drives with the top down or the moon-roof open. oftentimes, i'll even pull to the side of the road, taking in the heavens for shooting stars, and that breathtaking moon.


    crisp night air
    cicadas make it known
    summer is still here