photo:  (c) 2015 Saradunn


my response to “summertime”

lush foliage 
fragrant ~ brilliant blooms
a thankful solstice




Inspired by the posted prompt:

After a long difficult winter with trees

damaged by ice and heavy snow,  the 

brilliance of the greens of trees and the

colors of the perennials I am awestruck 

by Mother Nature’s recovery.



The Carpe’ Diem prompt:

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Last Saturday I started a new feature here at our Haiku Kai. I

n this new feature you have no prompts or something

it’s just for sharing your favorite haiku or tanka

with us all here at our Haiku Kai and put them into the “poem bag” or Utabukuro.

For this episode however I have a theme.

That theme has to be found in the shared haiku or tanka

and this week I love to ask you to share

your favorite haiku or tanka about “summertime”.

This favorite haiku can be from a modern haiku poet or a classical haiku poet.

As you have found your favorite haiku or tanka

than please tell us why you have chosen that specific haiku or tanka

and than write an all new haiku or tanka inspired on the haiku or tanka of your choice.

For this episode of Carpe Diem Utabukuro

I have ran through my archives and found the following haiku

which I wrote back in 2012 as spring was departing

and summer almost started.

This is a cascading haiku about sunflowers.

I like sunflowers, because I associate them with summer,

even when the sun is not there through the sunflowers I can feel summer.

hopeful new day

AVAILABLE in yellowish
a great sunflower

a great sunflower
desirable to bright sunlight
bows its head to earth

bows its head to earth

a possible new flower opens
promising dreams

© Chèvrefeuille

And here is my all new haiku inspired on this cascading haiku written by myself:

bruised sunflower
it bowed its head to deep –
departure of summer

© Chèvrefeuille

Not as strong as I had hoped, but I like the opposite scene …