Thursday, July 15, 2010

At the dock, after lunch. sitting on the cedar bench, i noticed, just above the water's surface...


the shimmer
of dragonfly wings...
sunlit lake 






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Edited version of a posting in The Four Seasons of Haiku: Summer

7 comments:

Devika said...

this is a very familiar image to me, Carlos...fine one :)

wishes,
devika

fourwindshaiga said...

Oh, I agree. I have been thinking the same thing, but couldn't find the words, you did it perfectly.

ρομπερτ said...

With glass and bleached walls, the only surface surrounding, shimmering, this was surely a much needed escape.

daily athens

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Devika, you are lucky. I have to wait for a long weekend or use some vacation time to go to a lake place and hopefully encounter scenes like this.

Regards.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Thanks, fourwinds...!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

For most of the week, I'm surrounded by buildings of glass and steel and brick and mortar, etc. -- shimmering under the summer heat.

Thanks to latter-day urban planners for an occasional downtown plaza with shade trees and flower gardens and plots of green grass. Happily, they draw in a few stray birds and butterflies and squirrels....

Have a great weekend, Robert.

Amity said...

what we see around inspires us and yeah, this haiku of yours is what am talking about... :-)