Eclipse Watcher’s Haiku (5-7-5)

Sep 13
by Robert Wilcox, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

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(This came about when one of our club members was in Nashville.She remarked at how loud the crickets got at totality.

A local native admonished her that those weren’t crickets, they were “ciRcadas”.)

Watching the eclipse,
There’s no “r” in “cicada”
In totality.

Mere crickets rub their knees,
But cicadas play a drum.
In numbers they hum.

With nightly rhythms,
Circadian cicadas
Thrum their lives away.


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