Friday, June 18, 2010

whirling maple seeds 
my father on the porch 
counting grandkids 

*For Father's Day. Original version published in Asahi Haikuist Network, Asahi Shimbun (Japan), 18 June 2010.


Anonymous said...

Great juxtaposition: whirling maple seeds and grandkids who are nearly uncountable! I think the grandkids are whirling as well.

Fine observation and nice genre.

Best wishes

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Kind words! Thanks, Rudi.

The grandkids were whirling about in the yard as well.

Aayushi Mehta said...


Carlos Gesmundo said...

Happy Father's Day, Aayushi!

SandyCarlson said...

I like that a lot! Beautiful image.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Thanks, Sandy!

catharina jarl said...

Nice! I can sense his stress as well as his delight and deep satisfaction on how life goes on.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

catharina -- Pleased about your visit and comments.

Grandkids can be a handful. Good thing a granddad can send them home when he's had his fill. A dad goes home with them.