Change of Clothes

Summer permeates
single layer of cotton
smiling on warm skin

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Summer Clothes

Woman in Summer Dress June 1920 Hashiguchi Goyo, image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1213 change of clothes

After a while of not posting, I’m happy to be back in time for a new episode of  Haiku Kai, where we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for summer. Today our prompt is a classical one, change of clothes.

Chèvrefeuille tells us that in ancient Japan it was very common to change clothes with every season, but especially at the start of summer they changed from warmer clothing to cool cotton and linen clothes. He has shared a haiku from his archives about this classical prompt, change of clothes:

cleaning out the closet
finally Summer is here
no more wadded stuff

© Chèvrefeuille


22 thoughts on “Change of Clothes

      1. That’s great, Charley! I’ll go over and have a look. I hope you make it a regular thing. I’ve not been doing much for a few weeks and today was my first day back.

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