MY LUCKY TEA

tonight’s moon–
how many mountains resemble
the ones back home?

going outside
plum blossoms dive in…
my lucky tea

© Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue)

my lucky tea

from ancient mountains
silky confetti
in my teacup

from ancient mountains
sake traditions
passed through the generations

silky confetti –
soft cherry blossoms
between my fingers

in my teacup
castoffs from twisted branches –
sakura droplets

troiku

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #43 Troiku Challenge: My Lucky Tea