THE WIND OF FUJI

the wind of Fuji
I’ve brought on my fan
a gift from Edo

© Basho

the wind of Fuji
pulsating with life
continually resurrects

I’ve brought on my fan
the scent of flowers
from here to there

a gift from Edo
made of silk –
holds a place of honor

troiku
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Response to Carpe Diem #1682 Troiku month (11) The Wind Of Fuji

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CHESTNUTS BY THE EAVES

people in the world
hardly notice these blossoms
chestnuts by the eaves

© Basho (Tr. Tim Chilcott)

people in the world
are still in existence
a natural evolution

hardly notice these blossoms
to the nearness of death
ashes to be removed from the earth

chestnuts by the eaves
like drifting snow
eventually fall

troiku
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Response to Carpe Diem #1674 Troiku Month (3) chestnuts by the eaves

YEARLY PAYMENT

another year is gone
a traveler’s shade on my head,
straw sandals at my feet

© Basho

the entire summery world
clings tightly to my body

tan renga #1
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let the summer breeze take all
but fragrant blossoms remain

tan renga #2
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (12) “special” Basho “Miscanthus bud”

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