haiku

Cold and without wood

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in mist too thick to gather;
perfecting alone.

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The sun awakens

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The sun awakens
to dance among your facets.
The moon, smiling, fades.

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The moon’s breast

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My brother’s garden

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Sunburned by a stream

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Basho – Slender, so slender

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Slender, so slender
its stalk bends under dew —
little yellow flower.

 

-Matsuo Bashō, 17th c. Japan

Summer-dry wood wet

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