Carpe Diem  # 730 shaded by blossoms

Traveling in Yamato Province, I stayed overnight in a farmer’s house. The master of the house was very kind and hospitable.

shaded by blossoms
it is like song in a play
resting on a journey         © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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cascading roses
shade the porch swing
crickets serenade

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we sit and listen
in a corner of her garden
to wind chimes

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