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Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars

Cherry Blossoms

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #79 Looking Back In Time … “Sparkling Stars”

hana chirite shizuka ni narinu hito-gokoro

the blossoms have fallen:
our minds are now
tranquil
© Koyu-Ni (Tr. R.H. Blyth)

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even while I sleep
petals scatter magically
making the dawn pink

 

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pink petals scatter
\carried on moonlight and wind
cherry tree left bare

 

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the last petals fall
tranquility flourishes
sleep returns once more

 

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cherry blossom nights
pink skin glowing in moonlight
tranquility fall

Ginko Leaves

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #23 Soseki’s “gingko leaves are falling”

 

over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow                                  
©  Natsume Soseki

 

five-tired waterfall –
on each tire there are
red maple leaves                                              ©  Natsume Soseki

 

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(couldn’t find my ginkgo photos)


autumn afternoon
ginkgo leaves flutter softly
gilding the landscape


Cherry Blossoms

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #21,Buson’s, “I came to the cherry blossoms

cherry blooms tremble
in the fresh spring breeze –
showering love

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cherry blossoms fall
like slow and stunning tears –
hearts sigh in concord

Kala Ramesh’s “a new moon sky”

Carpe Diem  Sparkling Stars #20, Kala Ramesh’s “a new moon sky”
You will want to visit the above link to read about Kala Ramesh.  I found another of her poems that I liked.

running downhill

       I fall through

       the autumn sky

Kala Ramesh

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single bright star
evokes squeals of delight
wide-eyed toddler

  ~~~

lantern filled sky
a thousand remembrances
lifted on the breeze

  

Basho’s “door of grass”

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #17 Basho’s “door of grass”

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one last look back
before moving on
tears flow

 ~

opening the door
we celebrate
being home

 ~

the robin’s nest
in tatters
end of a season

 

 

 

 

 

Shiki’s “Lost in the Mist”

kaerimireba yuki-aishi hito kasumi keri

when I looked back,
the man who passed
was lost in the mist                           © Masaoka Shiki

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she emerges
from the fog
a mere shadow

~

just a flashy star
sizzling one bright moment
then obscurity

~

suddenly
from the empty fields
birds arise

~

in the morning frost
doe emerges from the mist
startling the birds

~

the lighthouse beckons
to the ship lost in the fog
spilling her secrets

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