Carpe Diem #731 How Enticing

Omoshiro ya/ kotoshi no haru mo/ tabi no sora    [literal translation: exciting!/ this year’s spring also/ journey’s sky]

how enticing
in the spring of this year
again on a journey                    © Basho (trans. Jane Reichhold) (spring 1689)


children piled in the car
among the suitcases


just before the climb
at the foot of the mountain
looking in awe