Samidare (Midsummer Rain) Haiku


music of rain on pavement

lost in memories


out of oblivion

clouds shade the sky in its cloak

the first drops fell down


a midsummer rain

relieving yearning pupils

a solace from heat


elevated Sun

drizzling clouds in the sunshine

look for the rainbow


the midsummer’s day

longest in glory and rays

washed down by the rain


looking through window

a play of the rain droplets

meditating life

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 219


Suzushi (cool/coolness) Haiku

under blazing sun

lone sweltering traveler 

comes blowing cool breeze


feel of a cold breeze

sleeping under a fig tree

shaded from sunshine


cold water shower

after a day out in heat

a sound of relief


heavy clouds gather

after days of summer heat

cool drop falls on cheeks


playing small children

suzushi environment

change in the weather

* For Carpe Diem # 218


Well, it is quite rare that I write a post accepting an award because I tend to accept them thanking profusely the person who chose me for the beautiful appreciation/accolade and avoid posting about it. But I guess I would write a post this time around, for it is my dear friend and a very talented writer Merbear who has bestowed upon me this beautiful Sunshine Award.


1. Post the logo.

2. Accept the nomination and link back to the one who nominated you.

3. Answer the 11 questions asked.

4. Nominate other blogs and inform them about their nomination.

Okay, let’s get started.

This is the award logo:-

I am already done with the second step; so going forth towards the third one (the questions are in bold and the answers in plain text) :-

1. Have you ever talked to the wildlife in your yard? I guess not..

2. What is your middle name? I haven’t got any middle name. I find my name already so long (even though that is not true) that I rather prefer to be called HA.

3. What was your favorite subject in school? Political Science and English

4. Name one blogger that you think is funny. (No, it doesn’t have to be me, although how nice would that be!) Well, it is you merbear.. 😀

5. Do you think it is true that dogs smile? Dogs yap; they don’t smile or do they?

6. Can you pick things up with your toes? I can. Oh yes I can but I am still a novice.. my father though is an expert.

7. Have you ever written a check your ass can’t cash? Never..

8. Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles..

9. Do you know how to do the Funky Chicken? I do. What is that? I don’t know.

10. What was your first car?  No car.. I am still a novice in driving; not even allowed to drive the family car.

11. Do you believe that if all the raindrops were lollipops and gumdrops, oh what a world it would be? I would rather have them lime-flavored.

Next step is to nominate other blogs.. well, this is the task I find the most difficult because I just can’t chose among so many wonderful bloggers. So I am going to nominate you, you and you.. everyone who is reading this post..

I have done it.. 🙂