Hikage (shade, shadow) – July 7, 2015

blazing summer sun
even birds seek the shadows
as flowers wilt

laying in the shade
cicadas sing their serenades
a single drop of rain

the hammock swings
under the persimmon tree
welcome shade


an unwieldy  hammock from Trentino to Padua wasn’t easy … but my son’s pleasure on receiving it made it all worthwhile.

reading in the shade – under the persimmon –  each hot afternoon

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for:

Carpe Diem #770 Hikage (shade, shadow)

Where you may also enjoy a lovely “chained” haiku written by our Chèvrefeuille!