Summer Morning (2) – July 3, 2015

Chèvrefeuille wrote on today’s prompt :“Today our prompt is natsuake (summer morning). This can refer to every summer morning, but mostly this kigo was used for the first summer morning after the summer solstice. (To place it in this time, that would have been June 22th). I have sought the Internet and found several haiku which can be used here as an example. Here are a few example-haiku about natsuake:”

ge no ake ya ushi ni nete yuku magusa kari

summer dawn–
riding an ox, asleep
the hay cutter

dan-dan ni natsu no yoake ya hito no kao

little by little
the summer night turns dawn…
people’s faces

(C) Kobayashi Issa

warm summer night
without having slept – the sun rises
a nightingale’s song

© Chèvrefeuille


humming fan
moving hot humid air
summer morning

summer morning
a bee hums on my flowers
at first light

at first light
even the birds are sleeping
except the rooster

© G.s.k. ‘15

7 thoughts on “Summer Morning (2) – July 3, 2015

  1. aloha Bastet. i saw the photo and had to come see. beautiful color and value ranges. i like the progression of your three haiku. fun.

    be well. walk in beauty. and have fun. aloha rick


    • The humming fan has never been taken over by the vibrating AC here … I do remember hot hot summers in my youth though in Illinois without either … 🙂


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