Clouds – June 4, 2015

dappled mountain haiga_small

laying on the green
watch the clouds play games
sheep and swans

Old grey men grumbling in the sky biding their time to wet the picnic.

fluffy popcorn
puffed up with rain
on a sunny day

© G.s.k. ‘15

Today’s episode on CDHK  is dedicated to “clouds” found in Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Modern Kigo … and Chèvrefeuille also illustrated the word with lots of enjoyable haiku by Jane and others:

dancing lights
clouds sprinkle the sun
across water

curving with the land
a rainbow of clouds
moves out to sea

after the rain
breathing deeply
white valley clouds

© Jane Reichhold

Glorious the moon . . .
therefore our thanks dark clouds
Come to rest our necks

Clouds come from time to time –
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

© Basho (Tr. Bellenson)

on the river’s bank
already it’s a moonlit night…
billowing clouds

emerging under
the peaks of clouds…
a little boat

© Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue,

mysterious clouds
changing images through the wind
ah! what a sight

© Chèvrefeuille

fantasy world unfolds
while the wind tears clouds apart
in sunny colors

in sunny colors
clouds moving, changing everlasting
fantasy world unfolds

© Chèvrefeuille

12 thoughts on “Clouds – June 4, 2015

  1. That IS a full page! Wonderful haiga – sonicely done, too. I’m trying to figure out the puffed popcorn, it sounds very good, but I feel a bit silly..I will go back to it…


    • probably not quite right the fluffly popcorn idea – esp as I write filled with rain … which are corn kernels that explode when the water suddenly evaporates as you heat it … I remained on the physical and just imagined the shapes of fluffly popcorn which reminds me of clouds.


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