Heeding Haiku With HA: Summer Kigo

I would guess that the entire northern hemisphere is now under the influence of summers. This season has so many sides to it. It is colorful, it is noisy, it is bright, it is blinding, it is warm, it is blazing hot, it makes the sky burst open into tears, it makes our sweat glands to drip our essence. From day to day, from night to night, we get to feel the summer enveloping us into a stupor of enrichment and deprivation.

Expressions On A Summers Day by Stuart Kirby

This week, I would like to list down some summer kigo(Japanese season words) for you to incorporate in your writing. They are listed as follows:

scorching/blazing sun


deep tree shade

beach umbrella

wind chimes



billowing cloud


What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

Happy Writing!

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie.

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  1. I LOVE the artwork, the colours are so vibrant and warm! I am so looking forward to summer… in another 6 months 😉


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