Carpe Diem Haiku *Issa ”O cooling melons!”*

Our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem today is a haiku, written by Kobayashi Issa:

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if anyone comes,
turn into frogs,
o cooling melons!

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The following ones are my attempt not to wander too far away from the mood and spirit of the haiku above:

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trail of cool droplets
rolling down ignited skin
-melon scented ice cubes

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after the storm
bouncing through the flooded field
a watermelon

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Carpe Diem Haiku *Issa “skylight!”*

Today our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem are haiku, written by Kobayashi Issa:

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don’t be mean
to that horsefly
skylight!

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from the tea water’s
water pipe also comes…
a firefly

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while swatting a fly
today again…
the mountain temple bell

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Our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille challenges us to compose a haiku about the smallest creatures on earth – insects. Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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hairy legs
streching after mid-day nap
old tarantula

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confused
on the back of sphynx cat
family of fleas

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summer picnic
attracting cloud of mosquitoes
slap! slap! slap!

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