Summer Haiku 
by Virginie Colline

Your meridian muse
hidden away from the sun
violin-shaped dreams

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virginie Colline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, Haiku Journal, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press, StepAway Magazine, BRICKrhetoric, Seltzer, Overpass Books, Dagda Publishing, The Four Quarters Magazine, Yes, and Poetry. Her poetry also appears in the Silver Birch Press SUMMER ANTHOLOGY, available at

PAINTING: “Interior with a violin” (Room at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage),1918, by Henri Matisse