Sweeping

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Long lost from my ears
Squalls and ancients’ blustering
Announce autumn’s time

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Journey #Haiku

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A small tribute to Basho, a great inspiration to me.  He published his haiku under several names, including Tosei, or “Green Peach,” out of respect for the Chinese poet Li Po, whose name translates to “White Plum.”  After a gift of basho trees from one student in 1680, the poet began to write under the name Basho.

Green Peach’s words bloom
Under guidance of White Plum
Basho trees are born

Frivolity, My heart

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Wouldst thou call
on love’s embrace
and its clumsy cuffs
of flimsy lace
to wrap warmly
and surround thee

when spectral lights
adorn the sky,
and snow ghosts,
haughty, loom at night
only to come and haunt thee,

and if thou were touched by such
as she and her lustrous trumpery,
wouldst thou still forswear
under this black maire,
our undying love, but yet vow
to leave me?

Wouldst thy call on it?