New Pond

old pond’s spring water
clouding with fresh abundance
ripple of tadpoles

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Tadpoles

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My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #14 Basho’s “Old Pond”

Chèvrefeuille tells us that this weekend-meditation is a new episode of the special feature in honour of Jane Reichhold, ‘Universal Jane’, whose favourite haiku poets included Basho. Jane collected his haiku in her book, The Complete Haiku: Matsuo Basho. He has also shared Jane’s article about Basho’s well-known own haiku ‘frog pond’ to inspire our own frog haiku.

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