Saturday, August 08, 2015

1718

image from google dot com


a bold attempt
to harness all attention -
the sunflower

the sunflower -
eye of Odysseus blind to
Akhenaten's might
© gillena cox 2015



blog hopping today at
Recuerda Mi Corazon
haiku my heart - sunflower



And


Carpe Diem
#791 Karnak

...Karnak was a "dynamic" temple complex, because several pharaohs built their temples there. As for example Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) did in the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt...Akhenaten introduced monotheism with his religion of The Aten (or Aton), the only god to worship, the Sun, to Egypt. There are even scientists who say that Akhenaten created this Atenism, to become the only and most powerful ruler of Egypt, because he saw his self as The Sun...

only the sun
high above Karnak
seems to know
© Chèvrefeuille


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image from google dot com


old drinking buddies
absorb the darkness of night -
spewing expletives


spewing expletives
they absorb the night
drinking friends


drinking friends -
shadows staggering
together

© gillena cox 2015



Carpe Diem
On The Trail With Basho Encore #11 drinking friends (humor)


sake nomi ni katara n kakaru taki no hana

drinking friends
to talk I'll hang over like this
a waterfall of flowers
© Basho



it's a strange sight
like a waterfall they fall
drunken sailors
© Chèvrefeuille

16 comments:

payal agarwal said...

nice cascading haiku moment.:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I think that both Odysseus and Akhenaten would smile at your haiku!

kaykuala said...

Wonderful cascades Gillena! Obviously the sunflower epitomized the strength and beauty that relates to the sun even apparent in the Pharoah times

Hank

Kristjaan Panneman said...

You were on a role Gillena ... wonderful haiku and those with humor i like a lot.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Payal

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Maggie

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hank

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Kristjaan

Much love...

annie said...

i've never met a sunflower i didn't like. it is the ultimate "live outloud" flower.

J C said...

This entire post is wonderful. Of course the sunflower has to outshine every other flower, just as the sun outshines every other planet. And the history lesson was interesting. The drinking buddies obviously had a really, really, reawy gooh shtime. :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Annie

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by JC

Much love...

Milan Rajkumar said...

Wonderful cascades of lofty haikus ! Love them all Gillena

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Milan

much love...

Georgia Koch said...

Great cascades of haiku Gillena .. a lovely photos - in fact, a great post! Have a great week! Cheers, Bastet.

Gillena Cox said...

thanks Bastet

much love...