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

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stine Writing
    Jul 11, 2020 @ 21:41:21

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

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  2. Sadje
    Jul 11, 2020 @ 22:08:14

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

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  3. jazzytower
    Jul 11, 2020 @ 23:00:30

    Love it! The photo too.

    Pat

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  4. Nima Mohan
    Jul 12, 2020 @ 00:22:55

    Beautifully written Eugi..
    the lines depict contradictions so well 🧡

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  5. d.a.simpsonwriter
    Jul 12, 2020 @ 14:20:55

    Very well evoked. ❤

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  6. Rhen Laird
    Jul 12, 2020 @ 19:48:06

    Love “sweltry”–really says how it feels 🙂

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    • -Eugenia
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 20:14:47

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

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      • Rhen Laird
        Jul 12, 2020 @ 21:46:54

        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 🙂

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      • -Eugenia
        Jul 12, 2020 @ 21:54:13

        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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      • Rhen Laird
        Jul 12, 2020 @ 23:15:50

        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 ❤

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      • -Eugenia
        Jul 13, 2020 @ 12:43:27

        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. ❤️

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      • Rhen Laird
        Jul 13, 2020 @ 16:27:54

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

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  7. Frank J. Tassone
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 09:34:10

    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. petrujviljoen
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 11:52:47

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

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  9. Trackback: #Haikai Challenge #148 (7/18/20): summer meadow (natsuno) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone
  10. msjadeli
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 13:32:19

    I love the word “sweltry” — perfect!

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  11. stevescountry
    Jul 20, 2020 @ 13:35:53

    A wonderful poem Eugenia! To me the two thoughts just seem to mold together into one.😃😺🌞

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  12. angelswhisper2011
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 14:36:47

    Wonderful refurreshing Haiku, Eugenia😸Pawkisses for a COOL Thursday🐾😽💞

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