Carpe Diem # 740 a clam

hamaguri no   futami ni wakare   yuku aki zo

a clam
torn from its shell
departing autumn                  © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

the last berry
plucked from the vine
by a raven

~~~ 

in the tide pool
one minnow left behind –
morning tide

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on the shore
the last snowy egret
departs

~~~ 

on the horizon
a pod of dolphin
journey home

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