Sunday, July 8

Noonday

Summer heat
swirls round field and hill;
contours burn.

Siesta
holds an arid land
in stasis.


Words and picture inspired by Tess and Thomas Hart Benton at Mag 125

24 comments:

  1. Lovely Haiku. Summer heat does distort our view, doesn't it. Love what you did with the pic too :)

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  2. The summer heat has a way of pushing us away from our tasks and into a mid-day slumber. Great poem!

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  3. you captured the summer heat perfectly!

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  4. I like to take siesta in the summer heat ~

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  5. Love what you did with the painting!! And the verse is wonderful and lyrical!!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  6. Heat does swirl and the stalks burn- siesta ? We never had that; far too sensible! thanks!

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  7. I love what you did with this!

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  8. Beautiful! I just adore your twist on the photos!

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  9. Great work on the prompt, the text AND the image.

    =)

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  10. The lazy, hazy days of summer captured so well in words and picture. I’m off for my siesta now............Zzzzzz

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  11. Heavy summer days filled with heat and mirages. Love what you did with the prompt both visually and in words.

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  12. The wealth on knowledge within your Haze,
    I welcome it and enjoy to cast my eye to Gaze.

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  13. I find high summer and the depths of winter incredibly similar , thanks Jinksy

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  14. What's this almost haiku form (3-5-3) called? You used it to good effect.

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  15. Oh I think I need a nap now...

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  16. Hot poem, hot image, the stasis sizzles! Thanks for sharing, Jinksy. =D

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  17. Oh yes, this swirling radiating heat. I live in that painting almost ( in Missouri anyway). Left for the shore for a week ... meeting the kids and grand kids. AND ... here it pours. But even so it is nice to see rain, feel it and hear it.

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  18. Just great - you've converted the picture but done your own so well. k.

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  19. I like this a lot. The last line in particular.

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  20. I like your words and image manipulation. I too think you final line is particularly good...'stasis' is just the right word!

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  21. Beautiful view...just enough words to capture the gorgeous painting! Did you paint this?!
    Wonderful to read!

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  22. Dear Jinksy: An amazing art work...and I love the swirl pattern...

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