Morning Haiku and Waka – Summer with Rice Blossoms – February 22, 2015

Today is a rainy dark grey cold day … really sad and gloomy, so I was very happy to see that today’s prompts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai had to do with Summer hosted by Paloma and our Little Creatures Prompt with our beloved Issa who writes of “rice blossoms” 🙂

Sonce, 1905 by Rihard Jakopič

summer morning
washing down the mountains
a golden creek

dragonflies and bees
playing tag in the rice fields
at sunrise

cherries not blossoms
red on the trees hang sweetly
kissed by sunrise

over the sea of rice
dragonfly helicopters
flitting in the sun

summer sunrise
spilling over the mountains
golden waterfalls
and this old woman walks
like a child once again

summer sunrise
fireflies say their goodbyes
dragonflies greet us

© G.s.k. ‘15

And now for some lovely haiku by the masters:

it seems to wash
the summer mountains…

© Issa

A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands!

© Buson

rising sun
paints her shoulders golden –
summer morning –

golden morning
after a night of thunder –
how silent it is

© Paloma

And for Little creatures:

tombô mo ogamu te tsuki ya ine no hana

the dragonfly too
folds hands in prayer…
rice blossoms

© Kobayashi Issa

cherry blossoms bloom
first bees come to gather honey –
cherries in autumn

© Chèvrefeuille

cherry blossoms
bees gather honey
cherries in fall

© Chèvrefeuille

Have a great Sunday!!  Bastet


20 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Summer with Rice Blossoms – February 22, 2015

  1. Such a beautiful series, Georgia — like looking through a photo album full of snapshots of summer! It’s playful and optimistic — and the entire little creature world is rejoicing! 😀

    Need another boost on a dreary winter day? I *almost* chose this painting for today — too close to the “yellow” prompt though.



  2. What a treasure to read your Morning Waka, cara, before I go to bed…each one is beatiful…usually the third line makes me smile…or I sigh…wow, that’s such a nice image…Merci, bella, bon dimanche…oh, I must put a photo for Silent Sunday before hitting the pit.


  3. a lovely cornucopia for a grey Sunday morning, Georgia, featuring both bees and dragonflies. Makes me want to add another post, as dragonflies are one of my favourite insects. Love the thought of them communicating with each other.
    And the ‘kissed by sunshine’ phrase is inspired too.


    • And memory … one of the most interesting ways to “meditate” is creating a pleasant surrounding … what’s better surrounding than summer without all the sweat and mosquitoes 🙂


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