Haiku Monday this week is hosted by none other than the world renown puppy rescue queen, Boxer. Her theme is RAIN. Please join the fun by peekin' at her site to see what all the other bloggers have written.
Y'all, the inspiration for this heah Haiku is drawn from memories of a long pilgrimage in Spain, when oppressive heat sucked air from yore lungs--an' then, RAIN! How fragrant, how sweetly cooling on the tongue. We turned our blistered faces to the skies an' drank that rain!
Twelve summers have passed
since we caught rain in our mouths,
hiking across Spain.
............ it has seasonal reference. Twelve summers passed is a long "dry spell." It's playful--could be we were kids playing in the rain, but the summation finishes with grown-up hikers deliriously happy, catching rain on a searing trek across the plain of Spain.
A lifetime has gone
since we drank rain--when it came--
Hiking across Spain.
..........."lifetime" weaves in a philosophical mood, a homesickness for a season gone forever, a month when we took life as it came, a gift, uncomplicated....but, "Rain," "came," "Spain" --Too much?
Twelve summers ago
we licked blessed rain, hiking
...seasonal reference, the rain as benediction, an' the rain-greened province of Galicia. I wonder, will most readers know that Galicia is in Spain? Reckon it matters none? No true kireji, but Boxer said only criteria wuz 5-7-5 format.
grrrrrr! I doan know which to use.
( now y'all, doan git yoreself excited---none of these photos is of anybody I know.)