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July 14, 2008

a year or two ago today

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 8:26 pm

washing day
black lace sifts
a warm breeze

………. by Matt Morden – Morden Haiku

It was so hot and humid on Bastille Day 2006, we offered distractions in the form of fireflies and breezes. This year, the weather was darn nice for July 14th. In fact, too nice to do much more than offer a reprise this evening. Here are a few from 2006; find more from some of our favorite guest haijin at the post “of breezes and fireflies.”

prairie breeze–
the girl’s ponytail
as she rides a horse

heat wave–
the cow’s udder
hangs in the pond

… by DeVar Dahl – “prairie breeze” – Shiki Monthly Kukai (Jan. 2006)
“heat wave” – from Basho Mem. Museum (English selections, 2005)

wilting hay –
thermals shift a kite
from row to row

… by matt morden – “ Morden Haiku (June 17, 2006)

the third-note rise
of a towhee’s song
fragrant breeze

… by peggy willis lylesTo Hear the Rain

a softly blowing
world-improving breeze…
fireflies flit

…. by kobayashi issa, translated by David G. Lanoue

A year ago today, we celebrated Bastille Day with ten poems from Laryalee Fraser. Here are a pair, and I suggest you check out the rest of them right here.

paint brush –
my breath moves
a spider

the deep bow
of a willow

…………………………………. by Laryalee Fraser from Simply Haiku (Vol. 5:2, Summer 2007)

p.s. While we snoozed in our hypothetical hammock, Dr. Bill Owen was working today at his Haiku Notebook, offering this one-liner:

midday heat we sit in the shade before heading back

… by w.f. owen – Haiku Notebook (July 14, 2008)

– Mohawk River, July 4, 2008, from Riverside Park, Schenectady, NY (photo: D. Giacalone)

just past sunset –
faded daylilies
more orange than before

… by dagosan (July 14, 2005)

1 Comment

  1. What a wonderful selection of poems – everyone seems to understand and express heat so very well …


    Comment by Don — July 15, 2008 @ 11:57 am

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