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    Haiku prompt: spring/fall

    Hi all

    I would love to read some haiku about the season in your area! For large parts of the northern and southern hemisphere we are moving into spring or fall, but I know that other parts of the world have different seasonal patterns.

    A few to get you started from classical writers (English translations by Robert Hass from The Essential Haiku):

    Midfield
    attached to nothing,
    the skylark singing

    -- Matsuo Basho

    The cherry blossoms fallen
    through the branches
    a temple

    -- Yosa Buson

    Spring rain:
    a mouse is lapping
    the Sumida River

    - Kobayashi Issa


    Some contemporary poets (from last spring's edition of hedgerow journal #127):

    sunburst
    more flower
    than pot

    -- Elizabeth Alford

    making the meadow
    last longer
    -- crickets

    -- Gary Hotham

    day moon
    a sick friend
    brings me flowers

    -- Eishuu (former member of Treeleaf)

    first news
    of a friend's death
    blackthorn blossom

    -- Kokuu


    So, go feel, taste and touch nature and get haikuing!!!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    corona virus
    flourishing
    cherry blossoms


    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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