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Autumn Haiku Encore

As Seattle stands tall, bundled up against freezing temperatures and braced for the current snowfall,  I write this year’s final Autumn Haiku Encore.

As before, you will see a haiku poem followed by a photo/photos inspired by the haiku.  648 more words

Nature

The She Cat

The she cat –
Grown thin
From love and barley.

-Basho

image: Black Cat from The Weekly Cat blog

Poetry

Autumn Haiku

It’s already December!  Have I really been back from Japan for almost a month now?

On the first day the group was together in Japan, I gave everyone an index card containing a haiku translated into English. 321 more words

Nature

A Path Through Autumn Hills

Asuka (or Tōtsu ‘Distant’ Asuka, in Nara prefecture), Japan’s first state capital, is a name to conjure with, though few perhaps will have heard of Chikatsu Asuka (‘Nearby’ Asuka, in Osaka prefecture), through which the Takenouchi Kaidō passes on its way from Naniwa. 1,277 more words

Autumn

Variations by a Haiku Quintet

To embrace my dog,

I stretch out by his shadow,

Dark warmth is my sun.

 

A sweet aroma

Eucalyptus and coffee

Whisked and whirled by wind… 40 more words

Poetry