fresh bread

quiet city—
smell of fresh bread
rises with dawn

Nicole Pottier

« Our day starts with this haiku, which clearly evokes a moment through scent. In the atmospheric Old Town of Nice as in other French towns and cities, bakers are the early birds, among the first to stir. The warm yeasty scent of dough rising is unmistakable and irresistible as it drifts in open windows, drawing people out of their apartments to line up outside a favorite neighborhood boulangerie for a rich crusty baguette, croissant or pain au chocolat. In this haiku not only the dough and its scent, but the entire city, will rise with the sun. » (Marietta McGregor)

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Haiku foundation: Haiku Dialogue.

hot spring – source d’eau chaude

source d’eau chaude –
une brise de montagne
ébouriffe mes cheveux

hot spring –
a mountain breeze
ruffles my hair

Nicole Pottier

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Carpe Diem : The land of the rising sun

Haiku foundation: Haiku Dialogue.

papillon – butterfly

brise légère –
papillons et feuilles mortes
dans un même vol

light breeze –
butterflies and dead leaves
in the same flight

Nicole Pottier

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Carpe Diem : Jane Reichhold’s Legacy