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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

summer sun

Carpe Diem Special #155 Adjei's second haiku "summer sun"

One of the most wonder filled things about the world of blogging is, well, the world. Being able to be exposed to thoughts and poetry from around the world is mind expanding.  With a personal goal of stretching this year, the haiku community has greatly stretched the horizons of writing for me.  This month's special writer from Ghana is an excellent example.  Here is today's challenge from our most gracious host, Chèvrefeuille .

Adjei lives in Kimasi Ghana and is co-founder of the Poetry Foundation Ghana. He is the inventor of the "afriku" a haiku especially with scenes and images from Africa. At the moment he is creating his own personal weblog. He has already published a lot on the divers websites for poetry in Africa.

Here are his haiku for your inspiration. The goal is to write/compose all new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the ones I have given. You may use them all, but that isn't an obligation, you can also take one or two haiku for your inspiration.

Summer morning:

summer sun
all in her eyes
the ocean, sand and nudity!

(c) Adjei


and unfolding
the silent clap of a butterfly

(c) Adjei

Rainy season:

May rains drop
the bamboo fence
free from termites plaster

(c) Adjei


the rain
and his so-called bowl
little kids argued all day

(c) Adjei

Four wonderfully composed haiku. 

Not sure I can even approach the quality of these beauties but try I shall.  I do find it interesting that today the African dust is floating in our air here in Central Texas.  Small world our earth...

Summer morning:

on his arm
pulses quicken


butterfly wings
tickling the warm air
flutter by

Rainy Season:

desert sands
hitch hiking on gulf stream breeze
rained out picnic

desert dust
attracts jungle moisture
raindrops form


walking under the rainbow

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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