Carpe Diem Renga With Basho #5 such a fragrance

spring night
someone in retreat is lovely
in the temple corner

a shy smile spreads
from acknowledged nod

red plum
creating unobtainable love
blinds of a noble lady

fruit soured
for a breath of air

what kind of tree
with the unknown flower
such a fragrance

scents of the night
mix with forbidden love

with a fan
drinking wine in the shadow
of scattered blossoms

young geisha
dreams of roses

melting away
the brush draws up the water
of a spring

contentment fades
into sleep

blossoms at their peak
the mountain the same as always
at daybreak

nothing has changed
yet everything has

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold