#Haikai Challenge 147: smoldering [hot] (moyuru) — The sound of heat

Walker's Cicada | Songs of Insects
Walker’s Cicada

 

 

Ditches dry, frogs hide;
heat sings as cicadas wake –
wind sighs through willows.

 

 

This is a second offering for the prompt, based on another happening this week.

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to smoldering [hot] (moyuru).

Update on 7/18/20:  video taken at dusk tonight:

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Visual and vivid!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  2. That is a really cute looking Cicada.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      He sings like a canary if a canary rubbed its wings together to sing.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    I do associate the sound of cicadas with high summer. That one is gorgeous. (K)

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  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: Jade Li’s latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!

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  5. Lucy says:

    Beautiful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    That is a beautiful cicada and a great haiku Lisa! Seems I heard that same one buzzing last summer as well!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you. They love the willow trees out front.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I haven’t seen too many around here!

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  7. Jules says:

    I’ve seen several cicada shells… I haven’t heard too many. There is a wasp by us called a Cicada Killer… and I’ve seen them in action!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh no 😦 I can’t imagine how big that wasp must be. Wasps aren’t my favorite insect by any means in the first place. Even less now.

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      1. Jules says:

        Actually not that big, just aggressive to the cicadas. Every bug has to eat something…

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  8. jazzytower says:

    Love this, and that photo is awesome!

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Pat!

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