Basho’s “To Hear the Wild Geese” – May 31, 2015

kari kiki ni miyako no aki ni omomuka n

to hear the wild goose
is my reason to go
to the capital in autumn

(c) Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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at sunrise
the song of birds awaken me
after a cool night

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Today is the last episode on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai dedicated to Basho … and the closing poem chosen by Chèvrefeuille seems very suited to the event … a closure, the beginning of a new adventure perhaps!

rock-grass haiga

the wind whispers
take your back-pack and wander
swallows dive
stealthy autumn soon will come
wild geese will fly overhead

 © G.s.k. ‘15

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