Wednesday, May 27, 2015

From All Directions

Carpe Diem #743 from all directions
shiho yori hana fuki rete nio no nami

from all directions
blossoms blow into
waves of Lake Lute

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

open the lock
let the moon shine in -
Floating Temple

© Basho (Tr. David Landis Barnhill)

Mii Temple,
I'd love to knock on it's gate:
tonight's moon

© Basho (Tr. David Landis Barnhill)

a single cry
peace shattered

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

under the trees

Carpe Diem #742 under the trees


ki no moto ni shiru mo namasu mo sakura kana

under the trees
soup and pickles
cherry blossoms

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

glass noodles
few slices of fish
plum blossoms

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

early morning
a ripe strawberry
bite missing


scarlet rose
tattered letter
faded dreams


spring rain
pecan leaves
water diamonds

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Those Fireflies"

Carpe Diem #147 Special "Those Fireflies" by Yosa Buson

fireflies blink
in the wet grass
as night draws


fresh cut grass
scents the evening breeze
fireflies twinkle


on a summer’s eve
lost in the tall grass
chasing fireflies