the hammock
back in shape
summer’s end


11 Responses

  1. andreacecon Says:


  2. Helen Buckingham Says:


    (Under the Basho, 2013)

  3. Padma Says:


  4. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Yours too, Padma!

  5. Padma Says:


  6. magyar Says:

    Here, Padma, you have generated the coming season's ideals. Nice_!
    __My instant echo, in complement:

    seasons swing
    between the maples
    fresh buds


  7. Padma Says:

    Nice! Thanks!

  8. Alan Summers Says:

    the hammock
    back in shape
    summer’s end


    Ah, yes, it took you a long time, a long hot Summer in effect, to get your hammock up and back into shape from last Summer's use. But by the time you got it read Summer had finished and Autumn was on its way.

    Or at least that is one reading from it. There's often an allegorical meaning behind the scenes. :-)

    warm regards,


  9. Padma Says:

    Thank you so much for taking time to read and leave a detailed comment! I really appreciate it.Yes that could be one way of reading it.It may also mean that the hammock was always out of shape, bulged out, supporting people and finally by end of summer it got back in shape but the people who used it a lot didn't :-) .

  10. Alan Summers Says:

    Yes, great description, I guess some people overeat even in the hot season, and don't take advantage of exercise in the warmer season. :-)

    Thanks for showing us your reading of the poem as the author. :-)

    warm regards,


  11. Padma Says:

    . Thanks again!I do read my poems extensively but normally don't share it :-)

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