Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary: #1850 dried grass

tabi ni yande yume wa kareno wo kake meguru

falling sick on a journey
my dream goes wandering
over a field of dried grass

© Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

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Pandemic lockdown
hospice patients pass
without witness

Autumn walk
decapitated mushrooms
line the path

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Unending rain
Black spot and root rot
Embrace the garden

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Autumn cold
my thoughts swimming
in lemon tea

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Changing seasons
another leave released
to the wind

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autumn tears
an oak tree drowns
in a mushroom cap

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Pandemic scare
my dreams mired
in stagnant pool

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Autumn prayers
a monarch Butterfly lands
on my outstretched hand