River of Souls

on the river
lights float to the horizon
the dead rejoice                           © Basho

on the river
all the boats are tied with ropes
freedom is anchored

lights float to the horizon
crowds of souls released
flickering lanterns

the dead rejoice
they are free to sail away
while boats are tethered

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #3

For this weekend-meditation we have another Troiku challenge inspired by a haiku from Basho.

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