Scent Of Summer – Haiku

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #88 (6/1/19): summer-like (natsumeku) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to summer-like (natsumeku) conditions (weather, activities, etc.)

"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever." Daniel 2:44

the scent of jasmine

sun’s warmth penetrates body

summer in the heart

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Hushed – Reversed Chained Hay(na)ku

Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third. There are no restrictions beyond this.  There are already some variations of this new poetic form. For instance, a reverse hay(na)ku has lines of three, two, and one word(s) for lines one, two, and three respectively. Also, multiple hay(na)ku can be chained together to form longer poems.  Writer’s Digest.

Road to the light - Morning myst in the woods. Just love…

the hushed path

free from




finally rests

from busy day


dusky sun’s light

soothing sage




the way

to the Beloved

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