June 21st 2016

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melting
····lollipop—an ant in the wrapper’s
········shade
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Heat (or the Japanese word for the same) was a “season word” for summer and so—many summer haiku begin with the phrase: “the heat!” But even more striking is the coolness of summer:
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in the morning dew
soiled and cooled—
dirt on the melon
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  • Basho – Haiku: An Athology of Japanese Poems p. 50
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One my of my favorite haiku by Basho.
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228 June 21st 2016 | bottlecap
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