Photo-Shopped Cherry Blossom

even old men
open their eyes to New Year
cherry blossoms

Kim M. Russell, 19th May 2019

Image result for Japanese painting old man beneath cherry blossom Pinterest
Taikan Yokoyama, Spring Morning, 1939 – found on Japanese Objects

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #85 Photo-shopping Haiku (2) Cherry Blossom

For this weekend’s meditation we have another episode of the new feature: ‘Photo-Shopping Haiku’, in which we tweak or make a little change to a given haiku to make it a ‘better version of itself’. The given haiku (or is it a senryu?) is a tricky one:

even an old man
has New Year’s eyes…
cherry blossoms

Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue)

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