The Narrow Road (17) Farewell – Haiku and Tanka – December 31, 2015


in the sea
bobbing on the waves
a passing story


through sun and tempest
this infinite sea reveals
mysteries of life

each tiny shell a secret
each new wave a story

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #887 Returning home: between the waves, a clam

between the waves
small shells mingle with
bits of bush clover

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

a clam
torn from its shell
departing autumn

©Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

10 thoughts on “The Narrow Road (17) Farewell – Haiku and Tanka – December 31, 2015

  1. Beautifully said, cara. I’ve often compared grief to the waves to children. At first they are tidal waves crashing on the shore, the sting so raw, the waves eventually roll in with the occasional smashing on the shore until the l’eau est calme et claire comme un mirroir with the occasional ripple a bittersweet reminder. Hang on to your supports when riding the higher waves and know you are not alone. xx

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