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Friday, September 16, 2016

summer solstice

Carpe Diem #1054 Summer Solstice


the day
cut in half
unequally

pendulum swings
ying and yang
splitting time

night
too short
for sleep

silent wings
in the nighttime forest
shortened hunt

©  petra domina

Today our prompt is Summer Solstice and these are the haiku Jane Reichhold used as an example in her saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku", in which she introduced modern kigo (or seasonwords):

midsummer madness
tempered by the knowledge
each day is shorter

solstice splits
between the peach halves
a red stone sun

summer solstice
the gypsy wagon bright
with music

© Jane Reichhold


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

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6 comments:

  1. I was going to let you know which was my favorite but I can't. Love them all.

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  2. Hari Om
    I love your series Janice, they form a complete picture! YAM xx

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    1. Good Sunday, YAM
      Thank you for liking the series. They were a fun write. janice xx

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  3. Lovely, Janice. That is a time I think most of my mom whose birthday is June 22nd...your last verse fits perfect with her:)

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