Basho Encore #10 a bush warbler – July 31, 2015

uguisu no kasa otoshi taru tsubaki kana

a bush warbler
has dropped his hat
a camellia

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

a cuckoo
changing the program
TV antenna

Cuckoos usually never come down into the valley here in Bolognano, but it’s been a rather strange summer, not only did a cuckoo sit on the antenna just off my back terrace this summer, serenading us for about half an hour, but we also saw a hawk with its chick perched on an antenna.  I wonder what Basho would have written if he’d lived in our age.

two hawks
visiting the village
shopping

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

Written for :Carpe Diem’s On The Trail With Basho Encore #10 a bush warbler

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