Tentoumushi (Lady bug) – July 26, 2015

red and black robes flap
visiting geraniums
tentoumushi

flying erratically
the lady bug crash lands
in the rose-bush

young Tentoumushi
walks in the summer garden
her robe flies open

cool afternoon
sit under the persimmon
sip warm sake
Lady Bug slips from her robe
as the shakuhachi sighs

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for: Carpe Diem #783 Tentoumushi (Lady bug)