Carpe Diem Special #126 Sogi’s Butterfly Home  (Soliloquy No Renga)


“Hokku”

abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home                                 © Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

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colorful wings darting
among towering brambles

once manicured lawn
overgrown with weeds
windows broken

Scattered glass glistens
fragmented reflection of sky

Roses cascade gracefully
through the porch roof
cradling a bird nest

tidy swifts nesting in eves
woodpecker holes in siding

among stinging nettles
chrysalis gently sway
beguiling sanctuary

“Ageku”

one more fragile home
soon to be abandoned

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