Summer ablaze

midday heat sweltry

the days long and commanding

relief in a pond

Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

-Eugenia

featured image – lovethispic.com



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  1. I like the beginning being sort of “harsh” then ending so peacefully

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  2. Your poem works so well conveying both the discomfort of heat and the calm of water.

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  3. Love it! The photo too.

    Pat

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  4. Beautifully written Eugi..
    the lines depict contradictions so well ๐Ÿงก

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  5. Very well evoked. โค

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  6. Love “sweltry”–really says how it feels ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you, Rhen. After listening to the local weather report, the forecasters predict we’re due for some sweltry weather this coming week. ๐Ÿ˜“

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      • Not sure where you are, Eugenia, but I just heard the Seattle area where I am is going to get a bit warmer than suits me. No A/C, but I did buy a super new fan–so I should be okay ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I live north of Atlanta. We have A/C and use fans as well. Up until now, our weather has been pleasant.

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      • Oh my, A/C and fans!! Is it quite humid? I hope you’re taking good care–keeping you and your family in my prayers โค

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      • It gets humid in the summer and muggy from the afternoon thunder boomers. We’re safe and well, thus far, and thank you for thinking of us. You take care, as well. โค๏ธ

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      • You’re quite welcome, and thank you! “Thunder boomers”, I’d not heard that phrase before–sounds like a poem in the making ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:

    #Haiku Happenings #2: Eugenia’s latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!

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  8. A lovely depiction of a scene many of us know well.

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  9. I love the word “sweltry” — perfect!

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  10. A wonderful poem Eugenia! To me the two thoughts just seem to mold together into one.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž

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  11. Wonderful refurreshing Haiku, Eugenia๐Ÿ˜ธPawkisses for a COOL Thursday๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

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  1. #Haikai Challenge #148 (7/18/20): summer meadow (natsuno) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone
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