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

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awaken the bulb
from dormant slumber
with gentle hands

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know the delight
of spring petals
reblooming

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capture the joy
of a summer day
to warm the winter

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