Hello, Japan! July’s Task: Haiku

Velvet and coral
cover their spheres~silver flesh
surprises within

Ranier cherries
tied together in nature~
who will sever them?

Tanabata’s task for Hello, Japan in July is to explore haiku.

Taken in by the colors and flavors of summer fruit, I ventured to give it a try.

(Thank goodness we can always turn to Basho.)

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16 thoughts on “Hello, Japan! July’s Task: Haiku”

  1. Teachers should always do the assignments they give their students. Sometimes, it's harder than it looks; the teacher needs insight into the process which may have been long forgotten.I never ask my kids to do what I haven't done in front of them. Except sometimes? They do it better than I when it's their turn. 😉

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  2. I'm glad you three liked the cherries; I did, too as it's sort of a metaphor for inevitable separation. Not to read too much into things, that's just what strikes me whenever I see two cherries, or two acorns, joined. 😉

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  3. ds, I looked and looked for a good background because I wanted the cherries to stand out…I ended up setting them on my Mosiac Bible from Tyndale press because I thought it was interesting. But, I would have liked black best if I could have found it. Thanks for noticing and asking. 😉

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  4. Lovely–pictures and haikus. And I love that you've chosen fruit for your subject. I've ventured out of the ordinary for me and been eating nectarines this week–goodness gracious are they delicious.

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  5. Lovely! Both the haiku and the luscious photos. BTW, perhaps an unnecessary photo tip, but if you're taking photos at home you can use a piece of black cloth, felt, or in a pinch, black construction paper for a black background. 🙂

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