Saturday, May 02, 2015

1650

solution to this hot morning - watermelon



smiles for
watermelon slices
May morning

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this May morning
the heat searing in -
energy wanes early

© gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at


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Carpe Diem Special #145, Shida Yaba's "no strength left"


The following haiku by Shida Yaba he wrote when he heard the news of Basho's death (1694):
chikara na ya hiza o kakaete fuyugomori

no strength left -
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude
© Shida Yaba

After the death of Basho, Shida Yaba moved to Osaka were he became a haiku master. It is said that he had more than 1000 disciples. He tried to bring Karumi to the haiku poets to honor his own master Basho.

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And here's today's haiku from our Carpe Diem host

bursting into tears
touched by the spring breeze
first cherry blossom
© Chèvrefeuille

16 comments:

Elaine - I used to be indecisive said...

Mmmm, lovely. Watermelon is one of my favourites.

Mlissabeth said...

Watermelon slices look like smiles with black teeth sometimes. ;)

Gillena Cox said...

AH my favourite also; thanks for dropping in Elaine

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

surely Beth; happy you dropped in

much love...

Middle Girl said...

watermelon slices solve much. :-)

Blog It Or Lose It said...

Sweet summer memories with your haiku, Gillena :)

Forest Tinker said...

The first haiku very nice - a classical feel. Even if I am jealous of the warmth!

Not sure why you added the second when your first said it all so eloquently

Tonya Jastad said...

Watermelon just tastes better when it is hot outside. :)

Romi C said...

The weather where I live is also suitable for watermelon today. :-)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Middle Girl

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Jen

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

aw, glad you dropped in Hamish, sunshine smiles to you

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Sure does Tonya

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Romi

much love...

Out of Sight L said...

Watermelon
I used to take away the seeds
for my toddler
who now will take away the seeds
for his daughter ;)

Mark M. Redfearn said...

Watermelon can certainly be a mood changer!

Winter Solitude