Carpe Diem #722 buried in moss

koke uzumu tsuta no utsutsu no nebutsu kana

buried in moss
and ivy leaves, but from within
the tomb, a faint prayer                © Basho (Tr. Sam Hamill)

buried in moss
hidden under colorful leaves
a pebble                                         © Chèvrefeuille


covered in kudzu
the old house long abandoned
echoes with memories


from the tall grass
covering your tombstone
a cricket chirps


moss covered stones
a monument to time
balance and grace