Carpe Diem #31 Baho’s First Celebrate 

mazu iwae ume o kokoro no fuyu-gomeri 

first celebrate
the flowers in your heart
confined in winter   © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

cherish the memories
from the autumn of life
to reseed in spring


awaken the bulb
from dormant slumber
with gentle hands


know the delight
of spring petals


capture the joy
of a summer day
to warm the winter