Wings and Leaves

sunset silhouettes
of crow-black wings gathering
leaves on empty trees

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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My response to Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy “the night has fallen”

Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Herman van Rompuy, Belgian politician who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium and then as the first President of the European Council, and haiku poet. He has shared several haiku to inspire us:

the night has fallen
the bare branches can be seen
even more lonely

© Herman van Rompuy

kare eda ni karasu no tomarikeri aki no kure 

on a bare branch
a crow has stopped
autumn dusk

© Matsuo Basho

black on white
a flight of crows settles down
in an autumn field

the last sunrays
painting shadows on the white wall
abandoned farm

© Chèvrefeuille

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