Both of today’s haiku are about heat/beating the heat, a foreign concept for those of us in the northeast and midwest, including my daughter, Sena, who is in the midst of a heavy, midwest snowstorm in Chicago today.

attic heat
a chrysanthemum’s
falling petals

My haiku alludes to a poem written by a well known Chinese poet, Qu Yuan, who was born in 340 BC.

He wrote in his poem “Li Sao”: “Drink dew from the magnolia in the morning and take autumn chrysanthemum’s falling petals as food in the evening.”

old house
the earthen cellar
our repository

Tomorrow’s prompt is “Indian cotton shirts.” Enjoy the afternoon and evening!