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.
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.” http://www.fmltea.com/Teainfo/Chrysanthemum.htm
the earthen cellar
Tomorrow’s prompt is “Indian cotton shirts.” Enjoy the afternoon and evening!