Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”
a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

mountain paulownia tree
t
he last leaf falls silently

in the sunlight

mountain paulownia tree
d
eep purple shadows
bathed in stories

the last leaf falls silentl
y
no one around to see
it’s departure

in the sunlight
tales of the past
no longer remembered