Morning Haiku – July 24, 2015

flash of lightening
illuminating the lake
three drops of rain

Warm moments: hundred percent humidity one day in Djibouti.

Imagine living in forty-five* degree heat each day … without end.

morning dew
no – this wasn’t rain fall
just morning dew
with flashes of lightening
to jazz up the sky a bit

© G.s.k. ‘15

*Centigrade about 113° F

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

Summer Morning – July 3, 2015

no longer spring
the early morning concerts
are silent

just a rooster
calling in the morning
blackbirds sleep

first rays of sun
peeping over the mountains
warm summer morning

© G.s.k. ‘15

There’s no need for a calendar to understand when summer is in full swing.  The birds let you know.  All the chitter-chatter of spring, first the courting – then the chicks hatching and wanting to be fed, the little ones’ first flights, all this is over now and the mornings are just about as silent as in winter.

Our neighbour’s cat, with her big pregnant belly, watches the birds from her perch on the stone wall, her tail swishing.  Her family throws bits of bread outside their window onto the street for the sparrows, I think she might be waiting for one to take the bait.

lazy and silent
already hot and sticky
summer morning

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written For:

Carpe Diem #767 natsuake (summer morning)

Video created by: My Passion For Art (57 Francesca)