Chrysanthemum Dew

how glorious young green leaves flash in the sun revealing new tenderness after glorious blossom a skylark sings the pheasant’s voice is the instrumental music following the dawn chorus a composition for two early summer rains falling so heavily they cover up the waterfall conjures rainbows and applause long after the thunderstorm passing through autumn […]

Wandering Crow – May Tan Renga

a wandering crow its old nest has become a plum tree                                                  © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) sprouted from an old fruit stone abandoned in the garden its chicks are long flown hungry yellow mouths are beaks that feed their own scattering coal dust feathers in new nests in other trees a wandering crow observing […]