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)



cascading roses
shade the porch swing
crickets serenade


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