Summer Solstice


on this, the longest day

she flits from flower to flower –

with the butterfly bush,

she takes her time

Pat R


For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the prompt is Summer Solstice


For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Prompt


Summer Solstice

Soliloquy no Renga


at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair
the shortest night © Chèvrefeuille

in excitement of summer
leisurely stroll through the surf. …

lazy day on beach
kite dancing in summer skies
wind surfing the waves

eyes closed eavesdropping on nature
sounds of summer fills the air

in the dark of night
at end of first summer day
a celestial show

shooting stars laden with wishes
will now join new memories

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt

Washing My Feet

IMG_9884 down creek

Post in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt: washing my feet

 On The Trail With Basho Encore 3, washing my feet

ashi arote   tsui ake yasuki   maro ne kana

washing my feet
I fall asleep for the short night
with my clothes on

© Basho

Our host’s attempt:

at dawn
I wash my feet with dew
the longest day

My attempt:

washing my feet
in chilly mountain creek
first day of summer



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