On the Way Home 2

soul takes flight
change in existence
bleeding heart

unknown soldier’s grave
all his tomorrows
now eternal flame

Pat R

12/21/15

Inspired by:

“…The chronicle of the shrine gave a vivid account of how, upon the heroic death of Lord Sanemori, Kiso no Yoshinaka had sent his important retainer Higuchi no Jiro to the shrine to dedicate the helmet with a letter of prayer…”

how pitiful
under the armored helmet
a cricket

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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On the Way Home

Carpe Diem #884 on our way home

works of poetry
It has a life all its own
journey continues

his verses
a life all their own
blue moon

PR

12/21/15

Inspired by:

“….There was in this city a man named Issho whose unusual love of poetry had gained him a lasting reputation among the verse writers of the day. I was told, however, that he had died unexpectedly in the winter of the past year. I attended the memorial service held for him by his brother.

the tomb also shakes
my weeping voice is
the autumn wind

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)”

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