How to explain summer | Britta Benson

I live in Scotland. This makes any description of summer a little impractical. Borderline delusional. Here, this season doesn’t succumb to the obvious crowdpleasing heat – that would be far too simple. There is, however, the notion of robust excitement that seems to spread in a swell from tip to toe, from top to bottom and sideways. Especially sideways!

The wave meant well, fast,

approached the sand castle. Joy!

A dash of summer.


 Britta Benson is a circus skills instructing German, a writer, performer and linguist thriving in Scotland, her chosen habitat since the year 2000. She runs a creative writing group, The Procrastinators, and writes a daily blog, Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com as well as her poetry blog, Odds & Ends oddsends707138946.wordpress.com. She also stares out of her window a lot and drinks far too much tea.


3 thoughts on “How to explain summer | Britta Benson

  1. Having attempted my very first haibun last week, I was especially interested in yours. I really like the way in which your introduction sets the scene so well for your accompanying haiku. The two complement and explain each other so well.

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