Sun’s energy (Haibun – Troiku)

What a great post our interim host, Paloma, has prepared with the prompt Summertime and introduction of a new impressionist, Rihard Jakopič, His art is stunning to depict this theme as well…who could not think of sun and yellow glowing colours and as for sounds we may hear birds, gulls and waves of the ocean. But what usually comes to mind the moment I see the word “summertime” is Ella Fitzgerald singing her (to me) signature song.
Paloma has shared a few haiku from great masters here:
it seems to wash
the summer mountains…
© Issa
A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands!
© Buson

and our host’s impression:
rising sun
paints her shoulders golden –
summer morning –

golden morning
after a night of thunder –
how silent it is
© Paloma ‘15

Sonce, 1905.Rihard Jakopič,

I was up all night last night writing to catch up and well, my muse was ready so when she’s in the mood, I follow. Not always wise to stretch myself like that when I had only one day off this weekend.
I watched the sun rise in front of my workstation my patio faces east. The sky started its purplish hues, then turned pink and suddenly I looked up from my laptop and this big round ball of bright yellow above the horizon stared at me. I took photos but it would never do it justice what I witnessed. It looked like it was a ball of fire. It reminded me of something I remembered in religion classes, tongues of floating fire. Within minutes the sky turned misty and the sun just shied away. For about twenty minutes I witnessed this and I wonder just how many people actually did see this beautiful act of nature.


Troiku was created by Chèvrefeuille

golden star
hangs in the distance
morning pleas


golden star
swells with pride
look at me!

hangs in the distance
looking up through tired eyes
blessings from heaven

morning pleas
overextending is unwise
rest rejuvenates

© Tournesol ’15

Carpe Diem Summertime

Carpe Diem Shuukan  Revitalize

© Clr '15
© Clr ’15

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19 thoughts on “Sun’s energy (Haibun – Troiku)”

  1. It was a beautiful sunrise…I don’t usually stay up passed the sun barely rising. I slept until mid afternoon…working Sunday though…just praying the snow does not turn to freezing rain. You too get some rest, kiddo. You are doing a fabulous job at CP btw!!!


    1. We are getting snow steadily every day the past 3 days now but it is now a balmy -10C (14 F) which is much warmer at least compared to our -25 last week. Thanks so much for dropping by:)


  2. Every part of this is so moving, the prose, the poem, the picture. I laughed when I read your last lines. I hope you heeded them!


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