Saturday, May 02, 2015


solution to this hot morning - watermelon

smiles for
watermelon slices
May morning


this May morning
the heat searing in -
energy wanes early

© gillena cox

I am blog hopping today at


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.


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

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

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Anonymous Elaine - I used to be indecisive said...

Mmmm, lovely. Watermelon is one of my favourites.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Mlissabeth said...

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

3:16 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

AH my favourite also; thanks for dropping in Elaine

much love...

3:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

surely Beth; happy you dropped in

much love...

3:23 PM  
Blogger Middle Girl said...

watermelon slices solve much. :-)

8:26 PM  
Blogger Blog It Or Lose It said...

Sweet summer memories with your haiku, Gillena :)

10:54 PM  
Blogger 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

11:01 PM  
Blogger Tonya Jastad said...

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

1:05 AM  
Blogger Romi C said...

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

3:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Middle Girl

much love...

9:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Jen

much love...

9:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

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

much love...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Sure does Tonya

much love...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Romi

much love...

9:47 AM  
Blogger Out of Sight L said...

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

5:37 AM  
Blogger Mark M. Redfearn said...

Watermelon can certainly be a mood changer!

Winter Solitude

8:32 AM  

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