Adas Poetry Alcove

Poetry and Haiku


Trail with Basho

Plowed Fields

hatake utsu   oto ya arashi no   sakura asa

On The Trail With Basho Encore #8 plowing a field


plowing a field
the sound of a violent storm
morning blossoms          (c) Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)


plowed fields
furrowed with deep puddles
lost seed

A River Breeze

Carpe Diem # 744 a river breeze

kawa kaze ya   usu gaki ki taru   yu suzumi 

a river breeze
the one wearing a light persimmon robe
enjoying the coolness                                         © Basho (Tr. jane Reichhold)


by the falls
light spray shifts with the breeze
sudden coolness


on the river
the lads in their straw hats
launch a raft


on the bridge
the one in the yellow dress
laughs a spring breeze

If Taken In My Hand

Carpe Diem if taken in my hand

if taken in my hand
it would vanish in hot tears
autumn frost             
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)


My inspiration is not for mother’s lost but for mother’s who have lost.

new buds frosted
withering on the vine
fruit untasted


broken branches
no roses in my garden
thorn in my hand


trampled plant
bud broken before flowering
wilting in my hand


my garden
blanketed in snow
awaiting spring
dreams melt in my hand
glistening tears holding hope

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