sunset’s afterglow
the echoing of footsteps
in a lonely heart

Kim M. Russell, 14th May 2018


My response to Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 Ozaki Hosai’s “on the field”

In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s ‘fusion’ feature, the two haiku we are working with were written by the classic haiku poet, Ozaki Hosai, who embraced the free-haiku movement and wrote his haiku as one-line verses only, a classic way of writing haiku. Chèvrefeuille has ‘reformatted’ them in the more Western three lines:

on the field
where evening has died out,
my footsteps

 the heart
that seeks something
I release to the sea

 © Ozaki Hosai (revised by Chèvrefeuille)


4 thoughts on “Footsteps

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