Japanese Parsley

parsley flowers
tied in ikebana knots
luck and happiness

Kim M. Russell, 20th April 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1651 dropwart (seri), Japanese parsley

In today’s episode we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: dropwart (seri) or Japanese parsley, which comes from a broad range of herbs in the parsley family. We have two examples of haiku for this kigo:  

furudera ya houroku suteru seri no naka

By an old temple
a broken clay kitchen pot    
in a field of water parsley

Yosa Buson

This is all there is;
the path comes to an end
among the parsley.

Alan Watts

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