Carpe Diem #1587 Buson’s Memorial Day (busonki) (January 17th)

someone goes by wearing a hood
in his own darkness
not seeing the harvest moon

the first light snow
then when the bowl of the sky is empty
the moon hanging in the bamboos

© Yosa Buson

early snow
harvest moon hides its face
in bamboo shadows

early snow
last of the monkshood
dusted in white

harvest moon hides its face
gourd tendrils weave through garden
searching the light

in bamboo shadows
the last of the harvesters
hurry home