Hana o dekishi

Today at Real Toads, Shay is asking us to write a descriptive poem, poetic imagery.

Hana o dekishi
heavy blossoms pull down the branches
of trees by the river.
higher blossoms weep down their petals
upon the surface of the river
in which the submerged blossoms drown.
dead leaves cover the earth
beneath the trees.
Sharp winds blow
removing the corpses of winter.

*Japanese for drowned flowers

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Red Blade: haiku

red blade of autumn
leaves cuts through green summer leaves.
It is time, it says.

copyright kanzen sakura

copyright kanzen sakura

カエル Frog/return

cold spring night – tree frogs
sing in the darkness.  I smile.
Spring and frogs return.

鰯雲 Iwashigumo

Mackerel clouds swim
Leisurely in blue sky sea
At one with the tide


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