Friday, April 29, 2016

Carpe Diem #965 puddles

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

This Haiga-month is almost over counting this one then we have only two episodes of haiga. I am still in the nightshift and this will not be a very long episode.

For today our modern kigo to create a haiga about is puddles. Well ... this prompt don't needs explanation ... we are all familiar with puddles ... so let me give a few examples of haiku written on puddles by Jane Reichhold:

floating clouds
down from the mountain
a puddle of rain

rain drops
in a puddle crowns
of light jewels
© Jane Reichhold

Awesome isn't it? This photo brings a lot of memories back. Didn't we all do that when we were children? Jumping in puddles until we were soaked? I even recall that I did that a few years ago while I was playing outside with my grandchildren. The oldest asked: "Granddad! May we jump in the puddles?" Of course I couldn't resist that question and I granted them permission to jump in the puddles. It was a joy and they were soaked 'til the bone. My youngest grandson asked me several minutes later if I would jump in the puddles with them. After some hesitation I laughed and jumped in the puddles myself with my grandsons ... 'til we were all soaked 'til the bone. It was fun and as we came home ... well we laughed again and drank hot chocolate-milk. What a joy ... to feel a kid again. Surely worth trying (smiles) to do the same as I did with my grandsons. 

feeling a kid again
jumping in the puddles of spring -
soaked 'til the bone

© Chèvrefeuille
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 4th at noon (CET). I will try to post our new episode, passing of spring, later on. Have fun!

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