beneath the tarmac
ancient footprints left behind
Kim M. Russell, 6th October 2019
My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105 Turn Back Time
For the first weekend meditation of October 2019, when we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th anniversary, we have a new feature: ‘Turn Back Time’; we’re revisiting challenges we’ve had in the past.
This weekend we are revisiting ‘Ancient Road’, for which the title was taken from a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784):
furumichito kikeba yukashiki yukino shita
“An ancient road,” they say
Though beneath this snow.
The goal of this special feature is to create a Japanese poem, like haiku or tanka, inspired by either the haiku by Buson or this one by Basho:
waving long grass
all that remains of ancient warriors
trace of dreams
Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)