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~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, February 2, 2018

New-old haiku

I found this one in my files, written nearly two years ago on 24th February 2016 and not posted to a blog. (I think I was saving it to enter a competition which I then forgot about.)

ah! my skin cools –
reflections of light
in deep water

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Rosemary. I see on the news things are excruciatingly hot where you are. I hope you are managing to stay cool.

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    1. It is hot here. Fortunately I prefer hot weather to cold, and am coping all right. Some other parts of Australia, though, have very extreme temperatures which even I would find uncomfortable.

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  2. What a lovely feeling, and so well expressed.

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  3. Right now, I would settle for some heat, another Arctic Vortex is predicted for this week. Worse part, it'll be setting new record colds. Would gladly give parts of Australia, some cooler temps.

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  4. I like the emphasis on deep water..

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  5. Calming and refreshing at the same time, Rosemary.

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  6. Ah! Rosemary...this is the sort of haiku that speaks volumes so eloquently.

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  7. The bliss of immersion in water on a hot day... mmmmm.

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  8. Oh this is incredibly gorgeous, Rosemary!!❤️

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  9. Beautiful Rosemary! Rosemary, I wonder, do you know of a form of poetry that was created by a woman?

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    1. Several – but perhaps you are thinking of the cinquain, invented by Adelaide Crapsey?

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  10. What a beautiful moment... here it's more like this

    howling winter wind -
    reflected in your eyes
    fireplace ember

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  11. That sensation of stepping in the water and the skin cooling--ahhhh!

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  12. A beautifully rendered, nuanced piece … all the elements of a superb haiku are there.

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  13. How appropriate for a hot Australia day. It will only get to 30 C in Adelaide, but compared with our northern friends that is quite hot I expect!

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    1. Compared with what Adelaide has been getting lately, it must be a welcome relief!

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  14. You’ve captured a moment elegantly, Rosemary.

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  15. This is lovely. Made me FEEL the coolness in water. So nice.

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  16. Sounds like the hot flashes I once had. The date really confused me for a second.

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    1. Oh yes, we are permitted to share old poems in the Pantry, though for Midweek Motif (and other prompts at other sites) we are asked to write new ones.

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    2. Or perhaps you meant you were confused because February is not hot where you are? It is of course the height of summer here, synonymous with heat.

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