Plum blossoms gone

the plum blossoms gone,
they look older than they are,
ancient cottage eaves.
© Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)

old bird’s nest tucked in the eaves
echoes of bird songs through time

Pat R

6/12/16

For Carpe Diem Haiku

Echoes of my Neighborhood

Yesterday, I went walking at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Everything has sprung!! I came upon this show at the lilly pond where there was a visitor.

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The attendant said there’s usually two of them that visit every day.

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And that they didn’t live there

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It was amazing to watch!!

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He put on quite a show. The odd thing was, he stayed right between these two lilly pads. Even with all his antics!!
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He said a harty goodbye before taking flight.

Pat R

6/15/16

Flames of the forest and more Echoes of my neighbourhood 22