Monday, August 1

Spin Off

A blistering sun
whirls to spin heat waves to Earth.
Dragon breathes fire.


Thanks to Tess for a Magpie Prompt which set my mind spinning in other directions!

And because hot weather makes everybody think watery thoughts, here's a picture from BKM at Monday's Child, which will cool us all nicely!

Frogs went a-leaping, one two three.
Duck went a-quacking "Come with me!
Let's go for a paddle till it's time for tea!"
Little boy listened, hands on his knees.
"Look, I've got my shoes off! I'm ready as can be!"

26 comments:

  1. ..ah, yes.. the children would love to read this and all young at heart.. a lot of fond memories and a true refreshing treat... adorable!(:

    with smiles,

    ~kelvin

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  2. nice mag....we had similar thoughts on the sun....big smiles at the kids verse....

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  3. Oh what a joyful post my friend.

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  4. Loved the Haiku and for a change we are experiencing cold due to incessant rains!! The dragon seems to have eaten the fiery orb :)

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  5. Love how you modified the photo :) Glad it's a sunny theme too, for some reason all I could think of for this prompt were dreary subject. I think my brain must need watering as well as the garden.

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  6. VERY nice altering of the photo ... your poem fits perfectly!

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  7. Perfect haiku for the hot summer.

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  8. Lovely. You always draw me in with the dark and the light intertwined in your work, that critical balance we should never lose sight of. Yet I see the dragon poised over the boy ready to strike in due course.

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  9. Love what you've done to the photo to accompany your very-hot-weather haiku. So nice to have a cooling-off with which to end.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. nice connection... love it... can i sing it? LOL!

    i love it!

    JJRod'z

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  11. Have feelings of hot and cold. Is it good to have? Love the combination!

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  12. Second one made me smile - you should consider putting all of these verses together, even if you don't intend to publish.

    Especially liked the last line of the haiku!

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  13. Great imagry in the simplicity of haiku.
    Excellent work. I could feel the heat. :)

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  14. Love your treatment of the image. A super sun.

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  15. hey Jinksy,
    you have such a superb imagination, I have always liked it...
    you are a pro at this:):)

    been a while I've commented...but I assure, I've been a silent reader :)

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  16. Did you say you were Basho in a previous lifetime? Superb!

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  17. You've made me feel hot under the collar...

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  18. Your haiku is brillant and your Monday's Child a delight...love what you did with both of them...thank you...bkm

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  19. The first one is really powerful. So is the second one, but in a completely different way.

    Nice

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  20. Clever writing and clever photo. I like your photo ALMOST better than the original!

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  21. Great! and I like what you did with the colors too- thanks.

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  22. Enjoyed these two paired up. Very nice.

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  23. Wonderful playfulness you have shared. I'm of a mind that we all occasionally need to take off our shoes and find what nature has to offer a tired soul.

    Elizabeth

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  24. Terrific haiku. Such joy in the child's poem. Well done!

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