Such Stillness

wind whistles
through fluttering leaves
such stillness



Inspired by

such stillness
piercing the rock
cicada’s voice

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

See the discussion by the Masters on the “piercing the rock” line of this haiku at
Carpe Diem Haiku

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On The Trail With Basho Encore 4

gravel road two

The prompt is : Stillness

with this stillness
gift of heightened clarity
rustle of leaves




shizu kasa ya   iwa ni shimi iru   semi no koe
such stillness
piercing the rock
a cicada’s voice
© Basho

Our Host’s writes:

 Ah! that sound
the song of a Nightingale
deepens the silence
© Chèvrefeuille

an old temple
shelter for the night –
a Nightingale sings
© Chèvrefeuille

This post is in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt.  For further reading and other responses on the prompt follow this link