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Trail with Basho

Plowed Fields

hatake utsu   oto ya arashi no   sakura asa

On The Trail With Basho Encore #8 plowing a field

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

     

plowed fields
furrowed with deep puddles
lost seed

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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)

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by the falls
light spray shifts with the breeze
sudden coolness

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

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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)

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

new buds frosted
withering on the vine
fruit untasted

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broken branches
no roses in my garden
thorn in my hand

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trampled plant
bud broken before flowering
wilting in my hand

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

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