First Snow

 

Writing Technique: Narrowing focus

at twilight

comes the first snow fall

fawn’s footprints

PR

12/31/15

Inspired by:

amenohiya madakini kurete nemuno hana

A rainy day

Quickly falls the night–

Silk-tree blossoms

(c) Yosa Buson

amenohiya madakini kurete nemuno hana

A rainy day

Quickly falls the night–

Silk-tree blossoms

(c) Yosa Buson

ake yasuki yo wo iso ni yoru kurage kana

the short night ending–

close to the water’s edge

a jellyfish

(c) Yosa Buson

in the moonlight

Wisteria flowers look fragile –

a gust of wind

© Chèvrefeuille

“…Is this “narrowing focus”? I think so. I will try to explain it. “In the moonlight”, far away, high up in the sky; “Wisteria flowers look fragile”, down to earth; “a gust of wind”, that’s very close to the body if you can feel that…”

For Carpe Diem Haiku

Home Coming

dandelion fluff

takes to the wind

in search of…

2

home coming

a leg of journey-

wanderer

Pat R

12/30/15

Inspired by:

“…As I returned to Tsuruga, Rotsu met me and accompanied me to the province of Mino. When we entered the city of Ogaki on horseback, Sora joined us again, having arrived from the province of Ise; Etsujin, too, came hurrying on horseback, and we all went to the house of Joko, where I enjoyed reunion with Zensen, Keiko, and his sons and many other old friends of mine who came to see me by day or by night. Everybody was overjoyed to see me as if I had returned unexpectedly from the dead. On September the sixth, however, I left for the Ise Shrine, though the fatigue of the long journey was still with me, for I wanted to see a dedication of a new shrine there. As I stepped into the boat, I wrote:

a clam

torn from its shell

departing autumn

©Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

For Carpe Diem

Well, since I made mention of dandelion fluff and I couldn’t find the real name I found this

Dandelion fluff video