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

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16 Comments:

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...

Watermelon
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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