Tuesday, May 26, 2015

under the trees

Carpe Diem #742 under the trees

"karumi-style"

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


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scarlet rose
tattered letter
faded dreams


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spring rain
pecan leaves
water diamonds


18 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed the trio, Delores -- but the third especially -- it's a mysterious image, especially with the pecan leaves. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks glad you enjoyed. Large water droplets looked like diamonds on my pecan trees yesterday.

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  2. A lovely series which I enjoyed very much ... I was wondering if the second ku might not read a little better ending ... faded dreams ... ? Bastet

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    1. Typo - the d should have been there. Thanks.

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  3. that is true karumi style: pared down to the absolute minimum.
    [ although Georgia's extra -d- would look good ].

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  4. The third one really spans the whole spectrum...

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    1. Wet pecan leaves shining in the sun.

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  5. Karumi really works - its astonishing. I did like the first best.

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  6. It's the missing bite of the strawberry that's so enticing!

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    1. Not so if you find them in the garden that way -- or on the table.

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  7. Oh! Lovely trio! Enjoyed this post!

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  8. I especially like the first haiku - I see the early morning reddening sky transforming into a strawberry, and then I'm left wondering about the bite... :)

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