Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #5 scent of plum blossoms

summer grasses
all that remains
of warriors dreams

scent of plum blossoms
on the misty mountain path
a big rising sun

© Basho (Tr. unknown)

I liked these two and came up with several combinations.

 

all that remains
plum blossom’s
faded scent

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fading summer
plum blossom dreams
all that remains

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big uprising
a warrior’s footprints only scar
on the mountain path

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long grasses hide
footprints of the warrior
on the mountain path

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mingled with the scent
of long grass and plum blossoms
a warrior’s dream