Walking the Narrow Path (raindrops and snails) – Chained Haiku – December 3, 2015


empty shell

beside the path
under these raindrops
a snail-less shell

narrow country road
raindrops mark the hours
of an autumn morn

seeking wisdom
ancient masters teach the way
raindrops and snail shells

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #871 The Narrow Road continues: for a while; a summer mountain; even woodpeckers – an interesting post … again offered are two haibun from Basho’s The Narrow Road and a lovely series of haiku to inspire those who write haiku:

for a while
secluded behind the waterfall
summer retreat begins

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

a summer mountain
I pray to the wooden clogs
at departure

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

even woodpeckers
do not damage this hut
a summer grove

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

the sound of water
soothing – like meditating
behind the waterfall

searching wisdom
I pray to Mother Earth
before leaving

summer mountains
I bow for high wooden clogs –
Nightingale’s song

on a journey
seeking for ancient knowledge
deep inside myself

© Chèvrefeuille


12 thoughts on “Walking the Narrow Path (raindrops and snails) – Chained Haiku – December 3, 2015

    • It most certainly took another road … when I snapped the photo I didn’t see a small hole in the shell, but my son pointed that out to me … a bird had taken the inhabitant of the shell, elsewhere.


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