Twoku: A sweltering day / even cicadas lament / the humidity.
Threeku: Hot and humid day / at summer’s end cicadas / sing their mating song.
Fourku: Humid Labor Day / thick air makes labored breathing / as we thank workers.
NOTE 1: I know the image is of a cicada’s left-behind shell, or larval (pupal?) exoskeleton, but I could not find a live one willing to be photographed while singing, so it’ll have to do…
NOTE 2: about a year ago, at the end-of-summer season, I wrote a different haiku about the cicada’s song: https://haikumages.com/2013/08/30/ (the image with that haiku shows a resplendent, freshly-emerged adult cicada, sans its recently doffed shell)…
Oh, and if you’re curious about how a cicada sings its song, here’s a video:
– the Haikook